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A lot of those losses where

A lot of those losses where with Smith and Warner in the lineup.

Maxwell averaged 50 odd and put runs on board in last shield season to make selectors take notice. Finch didn't do that. Could say fitness and injuries a factor part of last season but similar pattern.

Coming in the middle order at times he struggled with spin first up. Again no footwork, just poking bat or pushing hard with it. You have to earn Test spots! Maybe a miracle might happen as you are saying who knows.
If he is going to succeed against any attacks it will the at home against India and/or SL this coming summer!
If a Shahid Afridi can score 5 test 100s against weaker attacks and flat conditions swinging away i'm suppose anything is possible and Finch or anyone else can

Difference between all those players you mentioned and Finch is the put runs on board (or wickets for O'Keefe) at First class level either in Shield cricket in Australia or County cricket in UK. Finch yet to do that! If he does i'm sure he will come into contention. He is scoring big in limited overs stuff in UK but different format.
You have to pick frontline batsmen that are consistent and converting scores into big 100s at first class level not a quick 20 or 30 and getting out! Only coming up with maybe 1 century per season. He should do a county stint and fix technical errors if serious about longer formats. But too much money in shorter formats for that! Can't hand out test caps on a platter so sake of it!

Warner much better technique than Finch. Much superior first class record. Had to score in first class cricket first before played Tests. Initially in middle order for NSW then up the top. Being from NSW was a bonus for Australian selection ;-)
Warner had that element of surprise when he burst onto the scene esp in limited overs stuff, won't be there with Finch at this stage. His technique and capabilities well known worldwide by now.

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