Aaron Finch praises Australia’s Twenty20 World Cup victory over New Zealand after scoring an eight-wicket victory … but the captain admits that coin toss luck “ played a big role ” in their success. after winning six of seven calls
- Aaron Finch praised Australia’s ‘incredible’ T20 World Cup win over New Zealand
- However, he admits that his side experienced good fortune along the way.
- Australia won six of seven pitches, which ‘played a big role’ in Dubai
Aaron Finch praised his team’s “ astonishing ” victory in the T20 World Cup when Australia won the trophy that had eluded them since its first edition in 2007.
“There’s been a lot of talk that this is the one that has been elusive for Australia,” he said after a comfortable eight-wicket win over New Zealand in Dubai.
‘We’ve probably underperformed in the past and we’ve had some great teams along the way. But this team is quite special. Is awesome.’
Aaron Finch praised Australia’s ‘incredible’ T20 World Cup victory over New Zealand on Sunday
Australia sealed a comfortable eight-field victory to be crowned T20 champions
Finch gleefully admitted that he had enjoyed good fortune winning six pitches out of seven, but insisted he never lost faith in his team’s chances, even after losing eight wickets to England in the same spot a fortnight earlier.
“I knew that some things should have gone well, but we had such a belief in our group that we were as good as anyone in the world,” he said. ‘You need a bit of luck in T20, but we play cricket very well.
“ I tried to reduce the pitching factor throughout the tournament, because I thought we would have to hit first at some point, but it played a big role, to be honest.
Finch admits that they were lucky after winning six of the seven coin tosses in the tournament.
‘You saw the dew out there: the slower balls weren’t holding onto the wicket. I don’t know how I did it. Maybe it was just fate.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, doing his best to make his voice heard as the Australian dressing room sang ‘Freed From Desire’ alongside, agreed that losing the draw had played a role in another final loss of the World Cup for your team.
“It had an effect,” he said. Some dew came in. But it took nothing from the Australians. We would have tried to launch first, but we didn’t launch it and it is. Australia was outstanding. ‘