Wickets In Middle Overs Are Crucial, Spin Will Play A Big Part – Aaron Finch On Expectations For T20 World Cup

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Australia captain Aaron Finch feels that the large size of the grounds will bring the spinners into play during the T20 World Cup in Australia this year, especially in the middle overs where the teams will be looking to set up a platform for the death overs.

Comparatively, Australia has the biggest grounds and despite the surfaces not being known to assist spinners, they’ll be in play due to the nature of the grounds.

Spin is always going to have an impact in T20 cricket especially on bigger grounds in Australia. Here you have got to hit it a way to get it to the boundary so I think spin will play a big part, especially in the middle overs. Wickets in middle overs are going to be crucial as well.

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All the stats suggest, if you are two down going into the final five overs it doesn’t matter who is bowling. You could have the best (bowler) of all time they are still going to cop some pain,” Finch during the celebrations for the 100-day countdown.

“How consistent he is and how efficient in all conditions has been remarkable” – Aaron Finch on Hazlewood

Josh Hazlewood was considered a Test match specialist until a year ago. He started developing his skills to develop into a T20 bowler and the journey has been remarkable so far.

His ability to upskill so quickly is not a surprise as he is highly skilled. How consistent he is and how efficient in all conditions has been remarkable, but not surprising. He has always had the skill. For such a long time his focus was just on Test cricket and he didn’t have a proper block of training to concentrate on T20 cricket.

Josh Hazlewood. Photo- Getty, Aaron Finch
Josh Hazlewood. Photo- Getty

I think he got that in the lead-up to the last World Cup, while playing all 14 games for Chennai (Super Kings) plus a couple of finals in the IPL (also helped),” he also mentioned.

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