Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Cricket

Finch urges players to grab T20 World Cup spots on WI, Bangladesh tours

Australia's limited-over captain Aaron Finch. Photo: @ICC/Twitter

Melbourne, June 25 (MNN) Australia’s limited-over captain Aaron Finch has emphasised on the opportunity for young players to secure a spot in the ICC T20 World Cup squad on the basis of their performance in the coming tours of West Indies and Bangladesh.

The Australian team lined up for the tour will play five T20Is and three ODIs starting July 10 in West Indies, and a five-T20I series in August in Bangladesh.

“It’ll give the guys on this tour an opportunity to almost take their (World Cup) spots.” said Finch.

“I think the great thing about Australian cricket at the moment is that the guys that are performing really well in BBL and domestic cricket, are the ones that are getting the opportunities.”

With Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner and Pat Cummins all requesting not to be considered for the tours for various reasons and Steve Smith injured, Australia will test their bench strength ahead of the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

“Playing cricket for Australia and doing well is the ultimate, in my opinion. So for guys to be on this tour to get the first opportunity to put their hand up and take that spot is what it’s about. It’s tough to ignore really good international performances,” Finch added.

“You have to go on current form. These conditions will be very similar to what we face in the T20 World Cup I imagine – especially St Lucia being used quite a lot and then Bangladesh being quite similar to India or UAE, wherever that lands.”

“It (team combinations) could change a lot,” Finch continued. “That was based on the World Cup being in Australia and I thought our side in the lead-up to the original World Cup meant to be held here was really settled. You have to keep restructuring your side to gather more information. The more the wickets change and the more they go away from our traditional Australian wickets, the more we have to keep learning.”

For guys to be on this tour to get the first opportunity to put their hand up and take that spot is what it’s about. It’s tough to ignore really good international performances, the Australian skipper said.

The only ICC trophy missing from Australia’s imperious cabinet is the men’s T20 World Cup and getting their hands on one would be a dream come true for Finch and Co.

“It’d be huge for Australian cricket. It’s been the one that’s eluded us for quite a while. We’ve been in good positions with really good teams but just haven’t quite clicked and got it right in the business of the T20 World Cup.

“It’s something we’ve been dreaming of. With back-to-back World Cups coming up, it’s a great opportunity to show our skills,” he added.

You May Also Like

Religion

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Health

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Health

At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores.

Health

Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt.