Australia registered a 3-0 clean sweep in the T20I series against Sri Lanka on Friday. Australian captain Aaron Finch praised the collective effort of his side, saying that the repeated routine helps them to maintain the winning run.
“It was pretty clinical once we got into a routine. The way the bowlers set it up for us over the last two games, it was outstanding,” Finch said. “To restrict Sri Lanka, who are a dangerous side, to 120 and 140 was exceptional. I think every game is a different challenge and a different surface, so it’s important to bring in your best, in terms of preparation and mental side of the game too. When your backs are against the wall, it’s important for the players to stand up.”
“Agar is fantastic in the field and with the ball. Warner was outstanding – not getting out in the series is incredible, that’s what the best players in the world do: once they get in and they get on top of an attack, they keep it going, so really proud of the batting group and everyone to be fair. Looking forward to the game with Pakistan on Sunday,” aaron Finch said.
However, David Warner was declared the man of the series, on the back of a brilliant series where he was unbeaten as well.
“I’m happy with my form personally. It helps getting back into form with the small total on the board. We are now looking ahead to take on Pakistan at the SCG, so looking forward to that. Lots of pace in that attack, and hopefully I’ll find the gaps and not the fielders in the series,” he said.
Meanwhile, Niroshan Dickwella, who was there in the presentation ceremony instead of Lasith Malinga said, “We haven’t been up to our standards. We haven’t performed at our best and if we don’t, we will end up like this. We learnt a lot in this series, but we couldn’t even compete properly. Pradeep and Sandakan were great with the ball, our fielding was alright, but the batting could do with some improvement.”