It wouldn’t be wrong to assert that the Australians have been nowhere near their best in the ongoing tri-series in the Caribbean. After struggling in the first couple of rounds with just two wins, the Kangaroos secured their berth for the final with a convincing run chase against West Indies at Barbados a couple of evenings ago.
South Africa and West Indies will play a literal knockout game in order to join Australia for the final on Sunday at the same venue. The Australians though, wouldn’t relax one bit as ahead of their final, the losses endured in the series will be present in their minds. Middle order batsman George Bailey in his chat with cricket.com.au said that the Aussies would be at their very best in the final.
“I still don’t think we’ve played a really great game of cricket,” said Bailey about his side’s performance so far. “It was nice to get a win (against West Indies) and have a couple of days off. We came here to play in a final so we’re pretty happy we’ve ticked that off.”
“I guess (the inconsistent results) shows the quality of opposition and I don’t think you play the great all-round game all that often. “But certainly in terms of this tri-series and the way this tournament has been building, to have that up our sleeve for a final will be great. “Individuals have played really well, there’s just a few little things we’re trying to do as a team that isn’t working,” Bailey added.
Speaking about the aggression within the Australian setup, Bailey said, “There’s been plenty of good things, but not really a really defining game for us. “The nature of this team and the nature of the individuals, even watching that little session there, there’s a fair bit of aggro going on. “There’re some competitive boys and we like to win.”