I would love to play in Pakistan, says Aaron Finch ahead of Pakistan clash
Finch was talking to the reporters ahead of the Pakistan clash in the World Cup.
Published - Jun 12, 2019 10:59 am | Updated - Jun 12, 2019 10:59 am
Three of the last six matches in the ICC World Cup have been washed out by rain, leaving the enthusiasts disappointed. However, the tournament could be back to its exciting best on Wednesday when defending champions Australia take on Pakistan in Taunton. Both teams have featured in three games each and while Australia have won two of their three, the Men in Green have won one while they lost one and the other was washed out.
The captains of the two teams met the press on the eve of the high-voltage clash. Australia defeated Pakistan 5-0 in their last series played in the United Arab Emirates though the latter team didn’t have their best of the players in the field then. Sarfaraz Ahmed, the Pakistan captain who was also not in that series, said in the press conference that it is a thing of the past now and will not affect Pakistan’s resolve to do well in the big clash.
Australian captain Aaron Finch, on the other hand, will look to hit the winning ways back at the earliest. His team came under criticism for not coming up with the best of chases against India’s mammoth total of 352 the other day. Finch himself got run out thanks to a terrific throw from Kedar Jadhav.
Finch hopeful about cricket returning to Pakistan
Besides focusing on the game, Aaron Finch also spoke about the prospects of cricket returning to Pakistan. The Asian country has not got enough opportunity to host international games ever since the Sri Lankan national team was targeted by terrorists in Lahore during a tour in 2009.
A few nations like Zimbabwe and the West Indies have visited Pakistan in the last decade to play short series. Of late, though, prospects of cricket returning to Pakistan, who play their home games in the UAE now, have become brighter and Finch also hoped it eventually succeeds.
“I would love to play in Pakistan; it’s such a wonderful country. We hear stories of guys who have played there in the past. They say how amazing it is to play there. Similar to India with the passion of their crowds and fans,” the Australian skipper was quoted as saying.
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 11, 2019