Aaron Finch Talks About Australia’s Plan For The T20 World Cup
The Aussie team just recently landed in Saint Lucia. They have a five-match T20I series planned prior to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs, which are to be held in Barbados. With so much cricket to be played and the T20 World Cup coming up, Aaron Finch came out and talked about his Australian team’s plan for the upcoming international tournament.
The competition that was supposed to be held in India, has now been shifted to the middle-east. Keeping that in mind, every team’s plan has changed. This has made a lot of teams rethink their strategies and the way they will approach the competition. The Australian team will have to rethink some of their initial plans too.
Though plans can always change, Aaron Finch recently spoke about his team’s rough plan for this upcoming tournament. He talked about how they are never scared to experiment. The skipper also highlighted how these tours could be crucial in a lot of ways. One of the things that he spoke about was that it could help determine the final squad.
What Is The Plan For The Australian Team For The Upcoming T20 World Cup; As Per Skipper Aaron Finch?
He said on his arrival in Saint Lucia, “We’re obviously wanting to win every game that we play, every series that we play. So that is first and foremost our absolute priority.”
He further went on to talk about other things. The fans need to remember that a lot of the Aussie players opted out of the two series and decided to take a break. Finch further spoke about the combination they would go for, ideally, six specialist batters and five bowlers and added, “That was a model that had worked very well for us (in Australia). It worked well for us in South Africa as well. Having six batters and five specialist bowlers and not deviating. I think the only time is when Maxy’s chipped in with a couple of overs when the conditions and the match-ups have suited.”
Talking about the change in venue, he said, “Having played in UAE quite a bit over the last four or five years I think that we will be okay. That is in terms of how our plan has gone. Compared to if the tournament was in India.”
He further concluded by saying, “I think in conditions like this (in Saint Lucia) where we expect the wickets to be a bit slower. Again playing five games at the same venue, we expect that they will start turning a little bit more. We have seen that already in the South Africa/West Indies series.”