Aaron Finch just needs a slice of luck to end his extended form slump, Australian coach Justin Langer says.
Finch's international summer of woe continued in Australia's six-wicket loss to India in Tuesday's one-dayer in Adelaide.
The Australia captain made just six - the same score he managed in the series-opener. And for the fifth time in his past eight ODIs, he was bowled.
Finch's run of outs followed being dropped from Australia's Test team after scoring 97 runs at an average of 16.16 in the first three Tests of the recent series against India.
And he also battled in the ODI series last November against South Africa when making only 57 runs in three games.
Langer says Finch is not just down on form, but also down on luck.
"He's not far off. He's working so hard on it," Langer said.
"He just needs a few breaks. Every now and then you need a little break, and he'll be away again."
Langer said Finch was a rare breed of Australian cricketer in that he had been playing all three formats - Tests, one-dayers and Twenty20s.
"There's not a lot of players who play all three forms of the game now," he said.
"This is brand new territory for him, he's playing all three forms of the game.
"He is also captain of the white-ball teams, playing Test cricket - he won't be far off, when he gets going, he scores hundreds."
Australian Associated Press