Australia gambles at T20 World Cup

Australia gambles at T20 World Cup

Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia, conceded the team was taking a risk by not bringing up another wicketkeeper for their T20 World Cup defense, which begins on Saturday.

This week, the backup goalkeeper for the home team, Josh Inglis, suffered a severe hand injury when the golf club he was using snapped.

Australia replaced him with the excellent all-rounder Cameron Green, leaving them without a specialised alternative for Matthew Wade, their first-choice wicketkeeper.

The captain stated that veteran David Warner would likely step in and grab the gloves if necessary, as he had practiced a bit on Thursday.

On the eve of their match in Sydney versus New Zealand, a rematch of last year’s final, Finch stated, “We’re taking the gamble and not going with the additional keeper, which obviously carries a degree of risk.”

Green will not play against New Zealand in the opening match of the Super 12 stage, according to Finch, who added, “We feel that Cam provides us a little bit more balance in the group.”

Finch acknowledged that Australia was reluctant to the concept of not having a reserve keeper and that he was “crossing his fingers.”

“That is without a doubt a risk,” said Finch, who will begin the batting against New Zealand but has delayed announcing his lineup.

Finch stated that he was with Inglis, 27, when he severely injured his hand on Wednesday during what was supposed to be a pleasant round of golf with the team.

He stated, “That was a freak accident.” “I played in Josh’s band, and I feel terrible for him.

“We didn’t realize the club was broken, we just assumed he struck it poorly, but when he looked down, there was blood everywhere.

There was a brief period of tumultuous circumstances.

Saturday’s match has a great likelihood of being rained off, but according to Finch, this will not deter the home team.

“You devote so much time and energy to preparation for all possible circumstances, and you must be adaptable,” he said.

“The issue about rain is how much it influences the game; if it’s only two overs, there’s not much of a difference.

If it’s a five-over game, that makes a significant impact.

AFP

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