Australia’s limited overs captain Aaron Finch has said that national team has started to plan for next 50-over cricket world cup to be played in India. As per his latest interview to SEN radio, he’s said that Australian team is thinking about winning ICC world cup for the record 6th time.
“I’m a cricket nuffy so you are always thinking about it, especially being captain and with what’s coming up with the T20 World Cup, whenever that might be, and there’s a couple of them and looking forward to the 2023 50-over World Cup in India,” Australian captain told SEN radio.
Indian conditions are totally different from Australia and England which hosted 2019 world cup. So right handed batsman has said that team combination would play key role when team will go to India for 2023 world cup. What sort of combination can work for the five-time world cup champion as if to go with 2 spin bowling options or adding extra all-rounder will work.
“In the 50-over space, it’s about working back from that 2023 World Cup and really getting a detailed plan of how we think we’ll have to win it, what’s the structure of the side we’ll need in India.”
“Is it going to be two spinners, is it going to be an extra allrounder and kind of work back from there,” he added further.
On getting new players in the squad to try for next two and half years, Finch said that it would completely depend on how many number of games we play, player gets chance and how much he/they capitalize on it.
“If there’s someone new we identify who could perhaps have a big impact, how many games can we get into them over the next two and a half years to make sure they have enough experience so in a high-pressure semi-final you aren’t going in hoping they’ll do well, you know they have the form and enough experience behind them to make sure they are comfortable with the international level.”
“It’s either working out what the 15, or say 25 players now, what that looks like, does it match our game plan going forward, or do we pick the side the other way round with a game plan in mind and adapt it that way,” Finch quoted as saying by icc-cricket.com.
The trends have been changes in the limited overs cricket, specially in One-Day format and scoring 300 plus runs is normal these days. So according Finch, team composition matters a lot as who can make quick runs to take team’s total past 350 or maybe 400 in short time.
“It’s not rocket science, it’s going through data, a bit of gut instinct of what you feel will be the trends of one-day cricket. Will it be 400, or will it be that 320-mark with some wearing pitches in India and a couple of spinners in your side?”