Finch: I can't argue with ODI axing

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Aaron Finch is aware he can have no complaints over his omission from Australia's one-day international squad.

Finch and George Bailey were the notable omissions from a 14-man party named on Saturday for five home ODIs against Pakistan.

Neither batsman has made an ODI hundred since last January, with Finch failing to reach 20 in his last five outings.

"They just said make some more runs," Finch was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo regarding his conversation with Australia's selectors.

"When Trevor [Hohns, the interim head of the selection panel] rang me I just said 'I can't disagree with you, which is the sad thing'.

"Usually when you're dropped you want to be able to fire back some bullets but I had absolutely nothing."

Asked if he saw any consolation in being able to remain with the Melbourne Renegades for the rest of the BBL, Finch, who made a quickfire 27 in Saturday's derby defeat to the Stars, replied: "I don't really see that as a silver lining, no.

"You never want to be dropped, and any time you get an opportunity to play for Australia you take it with both hands no matter what's happening around you.

"I'm disappointed not to have that opportunity now but I only have myself to blame. I can't be too disappointed.

"I need to stop making thirties and twenties and start making match-winning scores. I haven't done that.

"I'm hitting them beautifully at the moment and picking it up well but just getting out. When a guy gets in at the top everyone can bat around them, but I'm not doing that at the moment."