With Smith and Warner likely to return for the World Cup, skipper Aaron Finch is ready to demote himself in the batting order. Finch said he is fine with the idea of batting at any position for the benefit of the team. His position has become dicey with Usman Khawaja displaying terrific form in the ODI series win over India.

“If that means me batting at six, I’ll comfortably do that. If it’s at the top, three or four, it doesn’t matter. I can bat down the order if need be,” Finch was quoted as saying by the Cricket Australia website on the eve of the first ODI versus Pakistan in Sharjah.

“Personal results aren’t what this side is about. I think that’s what has made our improvement as dramatic and quick as it has been.

“If you go in just solely focused on scoring a hundred or thinking, ‘if I bat at five, I’m not going to get a hundred. I don’t get enough opportunity’, that’s not what is best.”

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