Wednesday 15 January 2014 

Finn To Return Home From Australia

Steven Finn celebrates a wicket
Steven Finn will play no further part in England's tour of Australia
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England fast bowler Steven Finn is to play no further part in England's tour of Australia and will return home to work on his game.

The 24-year-old has had a difficult time in Australia and did not play in any of the five Test matches or the two limited overs matches that England have also played.

It has been widely reported that he has not looked anywhere near his best on tour and England preferred Boyd Rankin and Chris Tremlett to the Middlesex man during The Ashes, which they lost 5-0.

"Steven is one of our most talented bowling assets who has played and will continue to play an important role for England," Ashley Giles, coach of the England ODI and Twenty20 teams, said.

"He has been working hard over the last couple of months on technical aspects of his bowling and Steven and the coaches all feel continuing this work out of the performance environment will be beneficial for him," he added.

England added Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes to their squad ahead of the series and also have pace bowlers Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan and Rankin available for selection along with Ravi Bopara and Ben Stokes as all-round options.

England lost the opening ODI in Melbourne by six wickets and head to Brisbane for the second game on Friday 17th January.

© Cricket World 2014

 
 
Fixtures & Results

12th January: 1st ODI, M.C.G, Melbourne
AUS 270-4 beat ENG 269-7 by 6 wickets
17th January: 2nd ODI, Gabba, Brisbane
AUS 301-9 beat ENG 300-8 by 1 wicket
19th January: 3rd ODI, S.C.G, Sydney
AUS 244-3 beat ENG 243-9 by 7 wickets
24th January: 4th ODI, WACA, Perth
ENG 316-8 beat AUS 259 by 57 runs
26th January: 5th ODI, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
AUS 217-9 beat ENG 212 by 5 runs
29th January: 1st T20I, Bellerive Oval, Hobart
AUS 213-4 beat ENG 200-9 by 13 runs
31st January: 2nd T20I, M.C.G, Melbourne
AUS 131-2 beat ENG 130-9 by 8 wickets
2nd February: 3rd T20I, ANZ Stadium, Sydney
AUS 195-6 beat ENG 111 by 84 runs