Not the Who Cares Cup - Finch talks up Sri Lanka series

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Australia captain Aaron Finch talked up the significance of his team's Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka after it was labelled the 'Who Cares Cup'.

With star players away preparing for a Test series in India, Australia are weakened for the three matches.

Former Australia paceman Stuart Clark labelled the series, which begins in Melbourne on Friday, as the 'Who Cares Cup'.

But Finch, who is captaining the side in the absence of Steve Smith, said there was still plenty to play for.

"There's a lot of pride still," he told a news conference on Wednesday.

"Every time you represent your country, it's a huge honour and there's going to be some guys who do it for the first time and someone like Maxy Klinger, who gets an opportunity after the best part of 15 years of grinding it out and being very successful.

"There's still a lot riding on it, there's still a lot of pride to play for.

"We haven't been as successful as we would've liked in the T20 format so I think this is a great opportunity for some young guys and some experienced guys to get some international experience and really put their name up there."

Finch was unable to have a huge impact in his most recent internationals, making scores of four and 56 in one-dayers against New Zealand.

But the 30-year-old, who averages 38.96 in Twenty20 internationals, said he was still happy with his form.

"I feel like I'm playing well at the moment," Finch said.

"I felt as though in New Zealand I was batting well, just didn't get a huge score unfortunately, but I feel really comfortable with my game at the moment.

"I'm content with how I'm playing."