Despite the victory in the 2nd ODI against South Africa, the vows for Australia seems to be continuing. They got utterly outsmarted by the brilliance of Faf du Plessis and David Miller in the deciding ODI of the series in Hobart. Meanwhile, speaking of the same, the skipper Aaron Finch feels the team is under a microscope.
Surprisingly, very unlike to them, they registered only two victories in their last 13 games. One of them has been the recent one against South Africa. With the 2019 World Cup around the corner, Australia has a lot to ponder upon.
No doubt, we are under pressure – Aaron Finch
Speaking of the losses, the latest skipper, Aaron Finch accepted the pressure is always there on the whole team whenever they lose the games. He feels they need to work on the team balance before heading into the next game.
He also spoke on the move of Chris Lynn to open the innings. Finch opines Lynn has got the required ingredients in him to deliver the goods at the top of the order for Australia.
“We’re all under pressure when we lose. No doubt about that,” Finch told reporters in Hobart. Between the batting lineup not having got it right for a little while now there’s going to be questions asked. It’s important that we really start to nut down the balance of the side and get that right moving forward.”
“In international cricket, he’s probably still trying to find his feet a little,” said Finch of the 28-year-old whose career has been hampered by shoulder injuries in recent years. He knows what works best for him in the shortest format, T20. It’s probably just about finding that balance at the international level as well,” he added.
However, as Aaron Finch said, it takes time for the unit to settle down. Finch also pointed out the team balance, which is the major drawback for Australia in the recent past. Hopefully, they would overcome it ahead of the 2019 World Cup.