Australia need to adapt to West Indies wickets, says Finch
Australian opener Aaron Finch said team members need to quickly come to grips with the slow, low Caribbean pitches. Though he backed them to bounce back in remaining matches of the tri-nation series. “I think that we can adjust. We’ve worked hard on it since we’ve landed here. The practice facilities at the back have been almost identical to how the middle has played,” Finch said
The One-Day world champions plunged to a 47-run defeat to South Africa at the Guyana National Stadium here on Tuesday, after their batting collapsed for 142 in pursuit of 190 for victory.
“I think when you have wickets that are so foreign us, you’re going to take a little bit of time to adapt to them. And we know that teams are going to come with spin. Both South Africa and West Indies have a quality spin line-up. They are going to come and be aggressive with their spinners and that is something we are prepared for.” told Finch.
Finch argued that on low pitches, spinners and seamers were equally dangerous. “On wickets that are predominantly down (low), if you’ve got tall bowlers that hit the wicket hard, there can be just as much assistance for them as there is for the spin,” he pointed out. I think you can probably get a little too focussed on the spin having a big impact … and see the quicks as less of a threat. When the wickets are going down (playing low) like that, if someone is banging a hard length consistently and some are going on the ground and some are bouncing normally, it can be hard to play,” he added.
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