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England pace bowler Steven Finn has announced that he is confident his bowling woes are a thing of the past after his disastrous tour of Australia.
Finn was the only player out of the 17-man squad that did not play during the Ashes series, in which England were whitewashed 5-0.
“I’ve been through a long, arduous process since I got back from Australia to try and get back somewhere near where I was before in 2012 and before that,” Finn told Sky Sports. “I listened to some advice that I probably shouldn’t have done somewhere along the way, and worked on things that weren’t quite right for me and didn’t suit me as a bowler.
“What got tangled up had a knock-on effect. The bad habits I got into were still there, so it took a lot of hours in the nets trying to unravel the bad work that I’d done.
“I had to take a step back and go to people that I trusted and know me very well and work from the beginning again.
“I feel like I’m getting there. The final pieces are not quite there yet, but it’s going in the right direction and wickets for Middlesex obviously spur me on to keep going.”
Finn also made it clear that he blames no one else but himself for being dropped from England’s Test, ODI and Twenty20 squads.
“What happened is my own responsibility,” he said. “There is no one to blame other than myself and I have no animosity towards anyone.
“I’m gutted to have missed out on 12 months’ international cricket but there’s no pressure from myself to get back in the England team as soon as possible.
“I’m desperate to play every England game, that’s my motivation, but I have to make sure I’m right ready for if I get that opportunity again and all I can concentrate at the moment is winning and taking wickets for Middlesex.”