Finch eyeing regular spot
Aaron Finch is looking to assert his international credentials during Australia's one-day series in India.
With David Warner overlooked for both the Twenty20 and one-day squads and Michael Clarke injured, Finch has a great opportunity this month to cement himself at the top of Australia's order.
The 26-year-old has played eight ODIs since his debut against Sri Lanka in January, but inconsistent form in England means he remains on the fringes of the team.
"I feel really comfortable around the boys and I'd love to be here a bit longer," Finch said.
"I thought I played pretty well in England.
"I didn't score as many runs as I would have liked in the ODIs. But it was a really good series. To win an ODI series against England in their own conditions is always tough."
The campaign-opening Twenty20 in Rajkot looks set to be the ideal launch pad for Finch, who announced himself on the international stage in late August with a world-record 156 off 63 balls in a T20 match against England.
The T20 clash precedes a seven-match ODI series against India, the holders of the World Cup and Champions Trophy.
"This is about my ninth time to India," Finch said.
"It never gets any easier adjusting to the heat, it's obviously stinking hot at the moment.
"But it's a great place to play cricket, the crowd is so enthusiastic.
"We're going to have to play at the absolute top of our game to get back to number one (in the International Cricket Council's one-day rankings).
"Hopefully we get some momentum early in the series and really grab it and run with it."