Australia are placed along England, West Indies and South Africa in group A for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE. Skipper Aaron Finch has opened up on the preparations of the players for the mega event to be played in the UAE after the remaining half of the IPL also to be played there. Australia in recent times have lost two back to back T20I series against West Indies and Bangladesh both away from home. The loss against Bangladesh remains their lowest point as a team achievement in recent times.
Speaking to Cricket Australia’s official website, Aaron Finch said that he ignored the bubble fatigue of the players which is one of the key reasons in the dip in their performance in the last two series.
“(Those comments) were more based around the bubble fatigue and I probably didn’t take into account the toll the full summer took on guys as well,” said the 34-year-old, who himself has just emerged out of a fortnight of hotel quarantine in Melbourne after departing the West Indies tour due to a knee injury.
Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, Marcus Stoinis and Daniel Sams all made themselves unavailable for the tour – as did Steve Smith, due to an elbow injury – after spending months living under strict bio-security protocols.
Aaron Finch Predicts A Tough T20 World Cup 2021
Australia had a hard time in returning back to the country once the IPL was postponed back in May earlier this year. They were forced t return via Maldives after Australia closed its border to India due to that country’s devastating COVID-19 surge.
Meanwhile, Aaron Finch expects Australia’s IPL contingent to be recharged for the World Cup, he stressed the toll of bubbles will be as demanding as it was last summer.
“The fact that guys have had a decent break now, they will be charged up and ready to go for the IPL and then the T20 World Cup, then a huge summer against England,” said Finch.