Finch promises ‘more attacking play’

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“We are an attacking team [and] an aggressive team so I think what you will see now is even more free-flowing play [and] more attacking play”

After losing their World Twenty20 match against Pakistan by 16 runs, Australia opener Aaron Finch has promised that the baggy greens will take a more attacking and aggressive approach to their crucial match against the West Indies, who are the defending champions, on March 28.

“In such a short tournament like this you probably expect to be in this kind of situation at some point,” Finch said. “I guess it’s not ideal to be in it after the first game but there is not a real lot we can do. We are an attacking team [and] an aggressive team so I think what you will see now is even more free-flowing play [and] more attacking play.

“I think we can take that to another level now and we have got nothing to lose from now on. We have to win three out of three. You can’t do that if you sit back and let the game dictate to you. I think you are going to see the team really take on the opposition and give it a serious crack.”

Finch also noted that Australia will have to be extremely wary of the threat Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine pose to the national team’s hopes of progressing to the next round of the tournament.

“Badree has opened the bowling for them for a few games now,” he said. “He is an interesting bowler. He bowls a great length. He is someone who is hard to hit down the ground and it is a bit of a risk if you go across the line. He is someone we are going to have to come up with some pretty clear plans against.

“Narine… a lot of guys have played him in the Big Bash and in the IPL. While having faced him quite a bit, we are going to have our plans. He is still a quality bowler. He spins it both ways. Anyone who does that is going to present a challenge.”

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