Adam Zampa should have won the Player of the Tournament award: Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch opined that Adam Zampa controlled the game and got crucial scalps for the ‘Men in Yellow’ in the tournament.
Updated - Nov 15, 2021 7:55 am
The Australian side won the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup, defeating New Zealand in the summit clash of the tournament on 14th November 2021. The New Zealand side batted first, and scored 172/4 in their allotted 20 overs, with master batsman Kane Williamson leading the way with a 48-ball 85.
However, the Australian side chased down the target without breaking much sweat. The kangaroos went past the finish line with 8 wickets and 7 deliveries to spare to emerge as the champions. And now, Aaron Finch has opened up on Australia’s sensational triumph.
Aussie batsman David Warner won the Player of the Tournament award. However, Finch opined that Adam Zampa should have won the Player of the Tournament award, as the leg spinner controlled the game and got crucial scalps for the ‘Men in Yellow’ in the tournament. Zampa scalped 13 wickets in the tournament and emerged as the second-highest wicket-taker.
“Adam Zampa is player of the tournament for me. He controlled the game, got big wickets, super player,” said Aaron Finch in the post-match presentation ceremony.
To be the first Australian team to win the T20 World Cup is huge: Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch also lauded several of his teammates, including Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, and Marcus Stoinis for stepping up at various stages of the tournament. “Mitch Marsh, what a way to start, put pressure on from the start. Matthew Wade came in under an injury cloud and got the job done. He came in in the semi-final alongside Marcus Stoinis and did the business,” said Finch.
Finch also added that winning the T20 World Cup is a huge achievement, and said that he is feeling proud about the way the Aussies played in the tournament. “This is huge, to be the first Australia team to do it. So proud of how the guys went about the campaign,” said Finch.
Finch also showered praises on David Warner for stepping up for the Aussies even though people wrote off the left-handed batsman. ” I can’t believe people wrote him off a couple of weeks ago. It was almost like poking the bear,” concluded Aaron Finch.