'Mayank Agarwal quality player, is in great form': Aaron Finch
- Australian skipper Aaron Finch called Rohit Sharma's injury unfortunate
- Finch added that Mayank Agarwal was in great form
- Finch called Virat Kohli 'the best one day player of all time'
Australian skipper Aaron Finch on Thursday said that the Indian side has enough quality on their One Day International squad to replace seasoned campaigner and hard-hitting opener Rohit Sharma in the upcoming series against Australia, as per PTI report.
Rohit Sharma, who is currently nursing a hamstring injury that he suffered during the Indian Premier League (IPL), will only feature in the Test series starting from December 17.
In-form Mayank Agarwal, who was in scintillating form during the IPL and managed to score 424 runs from 11 games, is most likely to open with hard-hitting batsman Shikhar Dhawan in the absence of Rohit Sharma in the ODI series beginning on Friday.
The Australian captain Finch called Sharma's injury unfortunate but added that Mayank Agarwal is a quality player. In a virtual media interaction ahead of the series, Finch said, "He is obviously a great player and someone who has had quite a bit of success against us in the past. It (Rohit's injury) is unfortunate.”
The right-handed Victorian added, "You want to play against best players all the time but whoever is going to replace him, possibly Mayank, he has been in great form as well. So you take away a lot of experience but you also bring in another quality player."
The Australian skipper Finch, who was a teammate of his Indian counterpart Kohli in the Royal Challengers Bangalore side, was asked if he had noticed any weakness in India captain’s game.
Finch replied, "He doesn't have too many to be honest. If you look at his record it is second to none. We have to keep looking to get him out. When you go away from that and look to contain players you can sort of miss a trick there.”
The Australian limited over format skipper added: "There are not too many chinks in his armour, he is probably the best one day player of all time."
The Australian captain, who had three all-rounders in his squad during the sides series against England, stated, "I really like the balance of our side at the moment, don't get me wrong...What Maxi has shown in T20 cricket, in particular, is that his bowling keeps improving all the time and Stoinis has proved that with the amount of exposure he has had over the past couple of years bowling in the death."