Australian team captain Aaron Finch has revealed to what extent the toss will be a factor in the final against New Zealand at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Finch cited the example of the recently played Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 final in Dubai where eventual champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) scored 192 runs after being asked to bat first by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). defended. As of now, captains who won the toss have opted to field in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021, a trend that usually yields better and positive results for the chasing side.
Elaborating, Finch discussed the toss in the semi-final against Pakistan which he won. Finch also adopted the practice of bowling first.
“Absolutely it can be taken away. At some point, to win this tournament, you have to bat first. I was really looking forward to losing the toss against Pakistan because I loved to score on the board in that. Semi-finals. .
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Finch as saying, “It was one of those guys where you’re probably not going to bat first, but you don’t mind if you have to. Same goes for going into the final. “
The Australian captain also highlighted how the toss became irrelevant in the final of IPL 2021 after MS Dhoni-led CSK posted a huge total on the board.
“We saw it in the IPL final. Chennai was able to put up a big score on the board and really squeeze it in there. It comes down to the day. If you can get the total on the board and take the opposition early at your own risk. Can innings, then that’s all,” he said.
Finch revealed how captains across the world have been tempted to pursue the chase in the T20 format in recent times. He said, “I think a lot of teams around the world like to chase in T20 cricket. However, it also has its risks. If someone scores a big score on the opposition board, it can be difficult to chase. No matter where you’re playing. It’s a catch 22, but the trend of the tournament is chasing.”
The Australian leader praised New Zealand for being extremely disciplined in all three departments of the game in this tournament.
“Whenever you play New Zealand you know how much of a match it is going to be. They are very disciplined in all three aspects of the game. They have excellent fielding and they are a team you have to be on for all 40 overs. If you’re going to cross the border. It seems like they hang on to any kind of competition long enough and let you down. They fight and scrap in every situation,” he concluded.
Australia defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the second semi-final and were joined by New Zealand, who had previously been ahead of England by the same margin.
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