Australian T20I skipper Aaron Finch talked about Virat Kohli and how ruling him out will be terrible. India is hosting Australia for a three-game T20I series preparing for the upcoming T20 World Cup next month. The series will start on 20th September at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.
“You’d be a very very brave man to write off Virat at any stage. He has shown for 15 years now, that he is one of the greatest players of all time. Particularly in T20 cricket, he is someone who has developed his game and grown his game over for such a long period. You are always trying to prepare to the best of your ability when you are coming up against Virat. He is super, 71 international hundreds, that is just ridiculous, isn’t it,” Aaron Finch said during the press conference.
A press conference was held on Sunday ahead of the series beginning on Tuesday. He talked about Kohli and his recent 71st cricket century. Finch was also asked about Steve Smith and his performance and batting position for the coming World Cup.
Finch talked about his own form in T20Is.” I think over a long period of time you get pretty comfortable with criticism and stuff like that. I feel in T20 cricket, my form has been really good over a period of time now. I think if you separate the ODI form with the T20I form, then it is completely different. They are different formats of the game, we are just really excited to be here to play these three games.”
He was asked about the importance of Steve Smith in the coming World Cup. “Yeah, he is free to play however he feels like, most likely he will bat at No.3 in this series with Mitchell Marsh being out. We know the quality Steve has got, he is one of the best players who has ever played the game over all formats.”
“We know the skill he has got and the game sense and the tactical mouse he has got, we are very confident that regardless of what role he has to play within the structure of the squad, he can do that,” Finch added.
Finch talked about the new big-hitting Tim David and his inclusion in the series against India. He is known for massive smashes and better run-getter. The captain remained quiet when asked if Tim will be a part of playing 11 in the first game.
“We haven’t finalized the XI yet, we are going to wait till we see the wicket today at the ground. But Tim has been super impressive in T20 cricket over a long period of time now. He is someone who we know has got the power, he has shown that all over the world where he has played. The fact that he has come into the squad with such a great attitude, he has been outstanding. He is a very good all-around package with his ability to bowl a few overs. We are excited on what he brings to the squad.”