AUS vs ENG 2018: Aaron Finch urges Australia to start delivering ahead of World Cup 2019

Australia lost the first ODI five-match series to England.

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Australian opener – Aaron Finch, on Wednesday, urged his team to stop talking and start delivering after their  5-wicket loss to England in the series opener of the five-match One Day International series.  

With the next World Cup is just 18 months away,  Australia’s One Day cricket is constantly struggling since last year, and Finch believes that they need to address it quickly and its’s start must begin with the second ODI against England, starting from tomorrow at The Gabba.

According to a report in Courier Mail, Aaron Finch said, “There is only so much talk you can do about ways you can improve your team and rectifying the mistakes we've made consistently over the last 18 months. It's about) making sure that when the game is there to be taken on, you don't second-guess yourself. You commit to it 100 percent. That's really it; the execution isn't always the main issue. It's sometimes the thought process. It's time to just do it a bit more often.”

Finch further added on the same, “It’s time to just do it a bit more often. That’s one spot Steve (Smith, captain) and Darren (Lehmann, coach) have both identified quite critically in the past, and rightfully so. We know that’s something we have to improve and change. It’s up to the individual to make sure you’re still sticking true to your own game plan and making sure that when the game is there to be taken on you don’t second-guess yourself.”

He also admitted the instability within the Australian camp presented a challenge to the side. Finch concluded by saying, “Any time your first choice guys are unavailable or crook (is not ideal). It does cause a little bit of angst among the group. It causes separation because guys don’t want to hang around each other anymore in case they are spreading (illness) on.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 18 Jan, 2018

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