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I agree they are not in dire

I agree they are not in dire straits, but they have not been doing very well either.
In the recent past, they fared poorly in the sub-continent; lost 3-0 to SL, 2-1 to IND & salvaged a 1-1 draw against BAN. That in itself tells a story. Prior to these series' Australian teams never performed so badly in SL & BAN.
They also lost to SA (both home & away series). In between, they did win against PAK & ENG, but then that's not what we expect from an Australian side (rather I should say, we are not used to seeing Aus lose so often). So from a performance point of view, there's definitely a lot to introspect.

In the recent past, they have also tried Maxy, so no harm in trying Finchy. Can make him bat at 5/6 or even 7 depending upon the options.

Agree there's always a possibility that Finchy might fail like the other players you mentioned, but I am just saying, lets try him out. At least give him an opportunity before we arrive at some conclusion regarding his future in the longest format. Investing in young players will always be an option, but not trying someone just because he has been around for a few years is not reasonable. In Aus's case, they have given a break way too late to quite a few players (Steve O'Keefe, Adam Voges, Chris Rogers, etc) so no reason why they can't do the same with Finch; he is after all much younger to what some of these players were on debut.

If the move clicks who knows we might get another Warner in the middle order.
[Remember when Warner started everybody thought of him as a player made for the shorter formats, but when he got a Test break nearly 3 yrs after his int. debut, he grabbed the chance with both hands and now the situation is such that we can't think of an Australian XI with no Warner at the top (of course, there's no choice till his ban gets over)]


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