Steven Finn says England coach Trevor Bayliss has told him to use missing out on the World Twenty20 as motivation.

Finn fuelled by frustration

Finn fuelled by frustration

The 27-year-old injured his calf in February and was quickly replaced in the squad by Liam Plunkett as the Three Lions went on to finish as runners-up.

Finn expressed his frustration at the speediness of his omission after the tournament and suggested that he felt he would have been fit enough to take part in India.

In hindsight, the Middlesex quick admits he may have been a touch hasty in declaring his feelings in public and Bayliss contacted him to speak about the matter.

Finn says he has apologised to the medical staff and is now planning to take the coach’s advice by using his absence in India to spur him on over the summer.

"I shouldn't have been as vocal as I was when I came out and said those things," said Finn. "I've accepted what's happened, I've had conversations with the people that I mentioned in that interview and it's all fine.

"Trevor actually sent me an email, he said 'use your frustration as motivation to take wickets in the Test matches this summer', which I think was the perfect response to it.

"You can channel your frustration into the wrong avenues and it can affect you. If it's used in the right manner it can be a positive thing as well."


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