Aaron Finch Reveals Team Combinations Before T20 World Cup Opener
By SMCS - Oct 23, 2021 1:00 pm
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Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch has revealed the team combination before the tournament opener against South Africa on Saturday. Both teams, however, will try to begin their ICC T20 World Cup 2021 campaign with a win as well.

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Mitchell Starc bowled a brilliant spell in the 4th T20I

While he didn’t share the playing XI for Saturday’s clash, he expressed that he would go with seven specialist batsmen. Finch also revealed that they would depend on their all-rounders considering their good forms and also praised Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis.

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“We’ll go in with seven specialist batters, four specialist bowlers plus the all-rounders. We’ve got a lot of confidence in Maxwell, Stoinis and Marsh to be able to bowl four overs as well as a chop out. We think that that on these wickets in these conditions that they can do a really good job and be an attacking option as much as anything,” Aaron Finch stated as quoted by Perth Now.

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Australia won the first ODI by a huge margin

While Australia lost a warm-up game against India, they defeat New Zealand in a thriller as well. But, they need a huge effort in the group stage to qualify for the next as well. However, Aaron Finch has also admitted that Australia’s plans and preparations weren’t perfect but he remains confident about their good show in the competition.

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“Plans have gone out the window recently but that’s part and parcel with what’s happened worldwide. We’re fully understanding of that. We obviously haven’t played a huge amount of cricket as a group over the last 18 months. But it’s coming together quite nicely. To have two really good hit out against New Zealand and India was crucial for our preparation,” Aaron Finch concluded.

Meanwhile, the entire cricketing world is waiting to see the clash between India and Pakistan, the arch-rivals that will take on each other on Sunday, October 24 in Dubai.