Australian captain Aaron Finch has asserted that it’s a big advantage to know what it is like winning the World Cup. The presence of few cricketers in the current squad, who have lifted the trophy earlier, is big boosts to Australia, who have won the coveted trophy four times in their ODI history.
Things have finally started to settle down for Australia as the defending champions gained immense momentum with the World Cup being just around the corner. After winning the ODI series against India, Australia managed to continue their good run against Pakistan in the UAE and have peaked at the right time.
Australian skipper Aaron Finch is a happy man but thinks the biggest advantage going into the tournament is having the experience of lifting the trophy. Australia won the title back in 2015 and have six players from that squad in the current one.
"I think it's a big advantage, just to know what it takes to win a World Cup and what it takes to manage your way through a campaign which can be difficult. You have to be at your best at the business end but you can't afford to let anything slip at the start. Six guys who have been there and done that will give a lot of experience to the others of what to expect, what to feel walking out there because it is different.” Finch said, reported Cricbuzz.
"When you talk so much about it, when it finally happens it's a relief to be looking forward. The fact everyone is together and getting on great, the boys are pumped to ramp up the preparations. It really is the time of your life a World Cup so that will be awesome.”
Both Steve Smith and David Warner are back into the Australian squad, which has only strengthened the high on confidence side. However, their return has further created confusion in the batting order.
"I think it's just about giving everyone an opportunity at the top of the order to get some game time as much as anything. I think it's a good opportunity to mix and match and with the three games in the UK we might keep everyone guessing a bit, but the honest answer is, no, we don't have a definitive answer on what that will look like at the moment. There are a lot of questions still to be answered but we are in a great place to do that," Finch added.
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