Aaron Finch, who announced his retirement from the ODIs, recently, has been reaping the benefits in the T20Is of late. In the series against India, the Baggy Greens’ skipper is doing extremely well and one can assume that the ODI retirement has helped him a lot.
The 35-year-old has now also opened up on the aggressive approach from the Australians and said that they wanted to do so ahead of the 20-20 World Cup 2022. The veteran also backed Tim David and admitted to the fact that they haven’t played a lot of T20Is, of late.
“Yeah. I think it’s important that you’re always looking at ways to improve and obviously, we went with (Glen) Maxwell at three, Tim David at four, so we’re trying to be a bit more aggressive upfront and yeah, we haven’t played too many shortened games,” India Today quoted Aaron Finch as saying.
Aaron Finch-led Australian side played well in the first innings and fought hard in the second innings of the second T20I. However, the Indian team outclassed their opponents and won the match by six wickets to level the series. Banking on Aaron Finch’s statement, fans can conclude that the team will continue the aggressive approach in the third T20I as well.
We’ve put some thought into it: Aaron Finch
The captain from Australia further opined on the changes that he made for the match. Aaron Finch said that the team is looking forward to the 20-20 World Cup 2022 and would work on that aspect going ahead.
“So I think especially leading into World Cup, we’ve put some thought into it under some time. Josh Inglis came out at the last minute, Sean Abbott took his spot. That was just to give us an extra bowling option, not knowing how the wicket would play. So there’s just a little bit of execution with bat and ball, I think, at times that probably just swung the momentum of the game,” Aaron Finch said.
It will be a tough ask for India to stop Australia in the third T20I. The Baggy Greens, on the other hand, will come back harder in the decider to be played on Sunday (September 25) at Hyderabad.