'Finn should use World T20 axing as motivation'
London, May 16: England pacer Steven Finn has been urged by his team’s head coach Trevor Bayliss to use his World Twenty20 disappointment as a spur to succeed against Sri Lanka in the upcoming first Test. The paceman was ruled out of this year’s World T20 in India, where England reached the fil in March, because of calf and side injuries.
A fit-again Steven Finn has found motivation through his World T20 exclusion as he prepares to face Sri Lanka from Thursday. Finn was controversially replaced by Liam Plunkett in England’s World T20 squad with a calf injury cited as the problem, reports cricket.com.au.
England lost the fil against the West Indies in Kolkata.
The 27-year-old said what had happened with the World T20 situation had been dealt with, and he was intent on moving on.
Finn said the idea to channel that disappointment and frustration into a positive came from England’s head coach Trevor Bayliss. “Trevor actually sent me an email.Use your frustration as motivation to take wickets in the Test matches this summer’, which I think was the perfect response to it,” Finn said.
“You can channel your frustration into the wrong avenues and it can affect you. If it’s used in the right manner it can be a positive thing as well.”
The right-armer has taken 113 wickets in 29 Tests and is favoured to join Stuart Broad and James Anderson in the England attack. IANS