Victorian batsman Aaron Finch is not getting carried away with talk of national team selection following his blistering century against New South Wales in the Ryobi One-Day Cup on Sunday.
Finch was at his scintillating best in North Sydney, smashing 140 runs off 121 deliveries as the Bushrangers successfully chased down the Blues' 350-run total.
The 26-year-old leads the batting stats after Sunday's display, which took his limited-overs tally to 451 runs in five games at an average of 90.2.
Team-mate David Hussey has already tipped Finch for a place in Australia's one-day team but while the right-handed batsman is hopeful of a future call-up, he is refusing to get caught up in all the hype.
"There are a lot of good players around the country and a lot of people playing well at the moment," Finch told reporters at the MCG on Thursday.
"I think Australia, coming off their good Twenty20 campaign with (Shane) Watson and (David) Warner at the top of the order and Michael Clarke batting, there's not too many spots.
"I think there is a case of doing it over a long period of time but a couple of innings don't make a career unfortunately so I think Australia is pretty settled in the one-day form.
"Hopefully I do get a spot in there, if not I'll just keep trying to do well.
"But I'd love to get an opportunity. I mean it feels good to be in good form in that form of the game ... you can't get wrapped up in too much of that and start worrying about it and start thinking I've got to get runs to force my way in.
"I think that naturally happens if you're in a good head space and playing well."
Finch, however, has struggled to replicate that form in the Sheffield Shield competition thus far.
In four innings, Finch has mustered just 43 runs, with a top score of 34 against Western Australia.
But speaking ahead of Victoria's Sheffield Shield match against South Australia that starts at the MCG on Friday, he says it has been a frustrating time but is looking forward to transferring his one-day form into the four-day format.
"It's very disappointing," Finch said. "It's frustrating more than anything that I feel like I'm playing really well in one-day cricket and then I can't buy one in four-day cricket.
"It's probably been the last 18 months that's really eluded me I suppose.
"But I'm looking forward to the challenge, I think South Australia coming off a win are up and about."
Finch is also confident the Vics have enough strength in depth to see off the challenge of the Redbacks with four key players in action for Australia during the second Test against South Africa in Adelaide.
"It gives guys an opportunity, who might not have if guys like (Matthew) Wade, Rob (Quiney) and the two quicks (Peter Siddle and James Pattinson) were not picked," he said.
"Andrew McDonald (hamstring) going down isn't ideal, hopefully he will be back for the second half of the year.
"But I think guys like Scott Boland who bowled so well in North Sydney on a difficult wicket, that was just fantastic for him and I think that guys are stepping up and taking responsibility for their sport.
"Making it hard for when guys come back that they are not the first one pushed out the door, which is a crucial thing to have in your side and I think that it is great for Victorian cricket."
First Posted 22 November, 2012 2:32PM AEST