Australia captain Aaron Finch on Saturday said that his team reaching the final of the 2021 T20 World Cup has not dashed their hopes and the team has the team to go every step of the way in the tournament. Australia and New Zealand will face-off in the final of the T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. “Yeah, like you said everyone put us off, but we had a lot of confidence. We were really confident in the way we were preparing in terms of our strategy. Yes, I think It didn’t live up to expectations, we came here with a clear plan to win the tournament and we still feel we have the team to do it.”
When ANI asked if Pat Cummins goes under the radar in terms of his death bowling skills, Finch said: “Yeah, I think Pat has been amazing throughout the tournament. He bowled some crucial overs in the powerplay and in the middle. As we saw in the last match, the 19th over was very impressive for just three runs. Our bowling unit has been impressive in every way.”
“I think the way Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh have contributed with Marcus Stoinis, who hasn’t got much chance with the ball, the way he has shared the responsibility of the fifth bowler, is fantastic. Really happy with all our bowling attack.”
Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis played remarkable knocks against Pakistan to guide Australia to an impossible victory against Pakistan in the semi-finals.
“After the game against Pakistan and an optional training session today we had a really good one with most of the boys coming in. Can’t wait for tomorrow. It’s a title we haven’t had in the past, the fact that we Being in the final gives us the best chance to improve it. It will be a great game against New Zealand, they are a great side, look forward to it,” Finch said.
“I think the feeling among the team, we came here, a lot of people rejected us at the very beginning. The way we’ve gone about things is impressive, everyone has done something on some level or the other. Match-defining performance. We are really up and for tomorrow,” he said.
Talking about Steve Smith’s form, the Australia captain said: “Not worried in the slightest about his form, he is a world class player. He is someone who has shown in big matches how valuable he is. He’s hitting the ball. Okay, no worries.”
Australia and New Zealand have never won the T20 World Cup, and this time the tournament is guaranteed to have a new winner.
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