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Finch keen on improving his batting ahead of World Cup
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Finch keen on improving his batting ahead of World Cup

Australia's ODI captain Aaron Finch said he only had himself to blame for his poor performance against India and looked forward to working on his batting ahead of the World Cup.

Finch was axed from Test squad after making 97 runs at 16.16 in the first three of four Tests of the India series, and also failed to make an impact in the ODIs.

"There is no point kicking cans about it. I think I have had my opportunity and didn't take that with both hands," Finch told Melbourne's The Age of being dropped from the Test side.

"I have got myself to blame there. No worries about selection or anything like that -- it was pretty clear cut."

Finch, who was sidelined for Australia's upcoming Tests against Sri Lanka, will play for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League for a month before heading to India for a limited-overs tour.

He is due for a break in April ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales from late May.

The 32-year-old said the lighter schedule meant he could work on improving his technique.

"I think when you try and tinker with a few things with a day in between games, you don't have time to hit balls and hit enough balls to be able to get that set," Finch said.

"I am really excited about the next couple of weeks to work on my game and, hopefully, get that right. I have a lot of confidence in myself that I can do that but time will tell.

"It will be a good challenge."