Steven Finn: Ashes pain helped me improve my bowling

Steven Finn
Steven Finn

England pace bowler Steven Finn claims his game has improved since he was dropped during the Ashes - as he presses his case for a Test recall.

The 22-year-old has impressed with 11 wickets in three one-day internationals against Pakistan.

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Ashes pain helped me improve - Finn

"It's nice to see some progress and to have come a long way since I was left out during the Ashes," he said.

"There is a lot of hard work that needs to come to get that [Test] spot. Hopefully I have shown what I can do."

England took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the four-match one-day series thanks to an emphatic nine-wicket victory in Dubai on Saturday, when Finn took 3-24 from 10 overs and Kevin Pietersen ended a run of 36 ODI innings without a hundred by making 111 not out.

They will look to complete a 4-0 whitewash when the series concludes on Tuesday.

The limited-overs performances have been in stark contrast to the form England showed during the 3-0 Test whitewash by Pakistan.

Finn, who took 4-34 in each of the first two ODIs, told BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek: "It's nice to get out there on the park.

"Mixing the drinks and watching the boys play from the other side of the rope isn't a nice experience.

"It's something that a lot of people go through during their career and everyone has to ride the highs and lows.

"I'm enjoying my cricket and it's nice to play a part in a successful team."

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