Finch concedes his Test chances are gone

At age 33, Aaron Finch has accepted that he won't get another chance to play Test cricket for Australia.

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Aaron Finch concedes his time to play Test cricket has come and gone, accepting he won't get another chance to add to his five appearances for Australia.

Finch hasn't played a Test since Australia's home series loss to India in 2018-19, in a time where they struggled for form without David Warner and Steve Smith.

The white-ball captain averaged 27.8 opening in the longer form, with questions asked by Victoria over his national team selection as an opener despite batting in the middle order for the state.

It had long been thought if Finch got another chance it would be further down the order, but the 33-year-old now accepts his chance won't come.

"I don't think it's realistic to play Test cricket again, based on two things," Finch said.

"The amount of opportunity there will be to play four-day cricket and force a claim will be really limited and the young batters coming through.

"There are some seriously good batters coming through, especially top order, the talent depth is really, really strong."

Finch also doesn't know what this summer will look like for him due to COVID-19.

How the home season eventually plays out from both a domestic and international front is still in the air, with changes likely in the coming weeks.

There are also questions over whether players will be able to move between domestic and national bubbles, potentially affecting Finch and numerous other players with extended squads expected.

"It's one of those things that keeps changing all the time," FInch said.

"I know behind the scenes Cricket Australia and the ACA (players' union) are doing a lot of work to try and map out the schedule to maximise cricket and make it as risk free as possible.

"You have to do whatever you can to make it work and get it up and running.

"Whatever that looks like I know our players will be super flexible in that regard."