‘Don’t mind if you have to bat first’ – Aaron Finch reckons toss won’t be a huge factor in T20 WC Final
He pointed out CSK's win batting first over KKR in the IPL 2021 final.
Updated - Nov 13, 2021 4:48 pm
The ongoing T20 World Cup has witnessed toss playing a huge factor in a lot of matches, especially in Dubai. Rather in all Super 12 matches played in Dubai, only once in 12 games a team batting first has won with dew playing a huge role later. Both semi-finals (2nd SF was in Dubai) also saw the team batting second winning despite the teams losing the toss putting up an excellent show with the bat.
However, they had to deal with dew and ended up on the wrong side of the result. But Australia skipper Aaron Finch is not worried much about the toss and feels it won’t decide the eventual result of the final against New Zealand on Sunday (November 14). According to him, a team should be able to win in all conditions in a tournament like World Cup.
“Absolutely it can be overcome. At some point, to win this tournament you’re going to have to bat first. I was actually hoping to lose the toss against Pakistan because I would have loved to put up a score on the board in that semi-final. It was one of those ones where you’re probably never going to bat first but you don’t mind if you have to. It’s the same going into the final,” Finch said according to Sydney Morning Herald.
We saw it happen in the IPL final, says Finch on winning after batting first
Interestingly, in the last 17 night T20 games in Dubai, 16 have won by the teams batting second and the only time a team won batting first was in the IPL 2021 final by Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The MS Dhoni-led side posted a big total on the board and then defended the score to beat Kolkata Knight Riders.
Aaron Finch pointed out the same and stated that it isn’t impossible to win batting first in Dubai. “We saw it in the IPL final. Chennai were able to put a big score on the board and really squeeze there. It comes down to the day. If you can put a total on the board and make the opposition take risks early in the innings, then that’s what it’s all about,” the Aussie skipper added.