The build-up for India’s tour of Australia is on the rise. Each time the much-anticipated tour comes up, the verbal battles also strike up. But it seems a little different this time. Surprisingly, an Australian spoke and it turned out to be a praise. The Australian limited-overs captain Aaron Finch hailed the brand of cricket team India plays.
Finch reckons that India plays conservative cricket in the first powerplay in ODI cricket. They bat solidly during the middle-overs and then launch at the death. This style of cricket is different from England’s all-out attack style.
“You look at the way India play, they’re generally quite conservative in that first 10 and then really solid through that middle 30 overs where they rotate the strike, they lose minimal wickets and then load up at the back end,” the Australian skipper was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“I don’t think it’s all about going head-on and smacking it all out attack the way that England play, but I think if you can mix and match and find what best fits your batting seven. I think it’d be naive and ignorant to think every team can play like that or every team can play like India.”
Finch recently took over Paine
Aaron Finch had recently taken over the reign in white ball cricket from Tim Paine. After the suspension of regular captain Steve Smith, Australia was struggling under Paine’s captaincy. Although Finch’s beginning as a captain hasn’t been fruitful either. Australia lost against Pakistan and South Africa recently.
The right-hander would now be looking to make amends in the series against India. The Men in Blue will play 3 T20Is and as many ODIs apart from 4 Tests down under.