ENG vs AUS 2018: England's World Cup history is more troubling than our 5-0 defeat against them, says Aaron Finch

England will face Australia in the one-off T20 on 27 June.

Aaron Finch | Source Cricket Australia

Australian T20I skipper, Aaron Finch says Australia's defeat over England in the 5-match ODI series will not affect their performance in the T20 format as Australian skipper feels England's World Cup history is more horrifying than Australia's whitewashed ODI record.

England cricket team will continue to extend their winning streak whereas Australia will look to upset the home team after their immense performance in ODI cricket. Australia who are currently placed second in the T20Is rankings will try to dominate England as they have a T20 specialist bowler in the form of Andrew Tye.

"Before us there was a generation of cricketers who had never won in Australia. I am not talking about a series, just a game of cricket," Morgan said.

"Certainly having been through something similar to that, when you go back to a country where you might not have great memories, it can hold a lot of weight if you are the team in possession of that.

"Going in to the 2015 World Cup we played a tri-series in Australia, and they had beaten us 3-0, and going in to the first game against them, that, you know, was a big mountain to climb.

"That’s Australia’s mountain to climb when they come back to England next year, where they, should they have to play England, will be confronting a team which knows just how good it is." Aaron Finch added.

"I don’t think when we turn up next year for the World Cup there’ll be any mental scars there, they’re probably more for England to be fair," said Finch.

"They haven’t won a World Cup and it's at home so no doubt the pressure will be huge on them.

"Winning a World Cup at home is probably as hard as it gets."

Australia has recently performed well in the shorter format of the game as they have won all their last six matches, including two wins against England. Australian cricket team is most likely to play with the same squad against their arch-rivals in the one-off T20 game at Edgbaston.

"We’ve played really good T20 cricket over the last little while. That was with Davey (Warner) as skipper in the T20 tri-series but we’ve got a pretty similar group and the guys are playing some really good cricket in that format," said Finch, the national T20 captain. 

"It’s probably a format the guys have played a lot more of in the last 12 months with Big Bash and IPL and things like that.

"It’s just about trying to get some continuity over the next six games and really start to develop a core squad that we can take forward almost with one eye on the 2020 World T20 at home."

In the month of July, Australia will also be playing against Zimbabwe and Pakistan in a T20 tri-series which will start on July 1 with Zimbabwe taking on Pakistan in the opener.

"There’s no reason why the boys shouldn’t be confident going into this," said Finch. 

"I know we’ve taken a bit of stick in the five ODIs but the boys will be quite confident in their skills and with a new format it's a chance to start again." Aaron Finch concluded.

(Inputs from cricket.com.au)


By Kunal Kataria - 27 Jun, 2018

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