The Australian skipper, Aaron Finch has all kinds of praises for the T20 world cup winning squad, and he picked out legspinner Adam Zampa has his player of the tournament. Zampa finished with 13 wickets from seven matches and he was the highest wicket-taker for the team from down under.
During the post-match presentation, Aaron Finch said, “[Zampa] is player of the tournament for me. He controlled the game, got big wickets, super player. Mitch Marsh, what a way to start, put pressure on from the start. Matthew Wade came in under an injury cloud and got the job done. He came in in the semi-final alongside Marcus Stoinis and did the business.”
Aaron Finch thus became the first ever Australian skipper to win the T20 World Cup title. He said writing David Warner off at the start of the tournament was like ”poking the bear” as he went on to win Player of the tournament award with match-winning performances in the semi-final and final. He finished 289 runs in the tournament – the second most after Pakistan’s Babar Azam – after being unceremoniously dumped by his IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In the final, David Warner smashed 53 oof 38 balls added 92 runs for the second wicket with Marsh, who remained unbeaten on 77 to guide Australia to its first ever T20 World Cup title. Aaron Finch said, ”I can’t believe people wrote him off a couple of weeks ago. It was almost like poking the bear.”
Asked if Bangladesh game was the turning point, Aaron Finch replied, “Certainly it was. Our backs were against the wall. We had to fight and certainly did that, had some great team and individual performances.” Former skipper Steve Smith also echoed his current captain’s sentiment about Warner. He said, “Warner’s last two weeks have been amazing. A lot of people were writing him off. He came in with exceptional intent and took the game away at the start.”