New Delhi. Australia captain Aaron Finch believes that reaching the final of the T20 World Cup for his team is not surprising. Finch said that after covering such a distance, his team has the necessary talent to become champions for the first time in this format. Australia reached this tournament after facing defeat in all the series played this year. The team had lost to New Zealand, West Indies and Bangladesh before this tournament. However, they defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the second semi-final to secure a place in the title match, where they will face New Zealand.
Finch said before the final, “It is not unexpected. We have come here with a clear plan to try to win this tournament. We have always felt that we have a great mix of talent and players to do this. A lot of people underestimated us before the tournament. So the performance we have done has been really impressive. Everyone has prepared really well and at one point or another, the team has put in a strong hold of the team. Our players are ready for the final.
The Australian team, which has won the ODI World title 5 times, has not won a single title of the T20 World Cup. Finch hopes that his team can change this on Sunday. “Absolutely, this is something we haven’t been able to achieve in the past. But the fact that we are in the final, it has given us an opportunity to improve on it.” The 34-year-old opener said, “It will be a great match. New Zealand are a fantastic team, they have reached all ICC tournament finals in the last six years. We are waiting for the match.
Describing New Zealand as a dangerous team, he said, “They cannot be underestimated. He has a lot of potential, experience and skill, so I was not even surprised when New Zealand reached the final. There is a lot of talent in the New Zealand team, they have been the best team in the powerplay with the ball for a long time, it will be a challenge. The match has to be won by batting first.
He said, “Obviously in this tournament and earlier in the IPL, the trend is that the team chasing the target wins the match. In the last match, I am really looking forward to lose the toss. I don’t mind batting first but I won the toss in the last matches.