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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.

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