It comes after Australia put the short format of the game front and centre for the first time headed into last year’s planned home World Cup, before it was postponed.
“Plans have gone out the window recently but that’s part and parcel with what’s happened worldwide,” Finch said.
“We’re fully understanding of that.
“We obviously haven’t played a huge amount of cricket as a group over the last 18 months.
“But it’s coming together quite nicely. To have two really good hit out against New Zealand and India, was crucial for our preparation.”
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