'External noise wasn't allowed in dressing room' - Aaron Finch in awe of England's comeback

Published - 14 Jun 2024, 07:08 PM | Updated - 14 Jun 2024, 07:09 PM

Aaron Finch and England
Aaron Finch and England {PC:Getty}

Former Australia skipper Aaron Finch was in awe of the way the England Cricket Team made a comeback in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. He admitted that there was a lot of noise going around but the Jos Buttler-led side didn't allow the outside noise to get inside the dressing room. 

England's cricket team came under serious scanner in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. Their game against Scotland got washed out but they looked down and dusted in the game and it's fair to say had there been the game, they would've ended up losing the match. 

After that things got worse for them as England then faced a disappointing loss against Australia and it not only cost them the points but also hampered their NRR. On the other hand, Scotland played pretty well and won the games with a big margin, posing a threat to England. 

However, England brought their best in the game against Oman. The defending champions changed the entire complexion of the points table as they registered a massive win. They first bundled out Oman for just 47 runs then chased the target with more than 100 balls to spare. 

With the win, they took their NRR over Scotland's and are now in real contention to qualify for the Super 8. If Scotland lose their last game against Australia and England win against Namibia, they will be through to the next stage of the tournament. 

Aaron Finch said that England produced a clinical effort in the game against Oman. He added that the defending champions winning the game with more than 16 overs remaining speaks about their emphatic effort. He added that he had a feeling that they would blow away the opposition at some stage. Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, he explained: 

"Yeah, it was clinical from the outset today. I think they bought the right intensity. I think the selection to get Reece Topley into the side was a really good one, especially for the second half of this tournament. Wood and Archer were just too quick for the Oman players.  

Rashid was at his absolute best. So I think a game that lasts 16 and a half overs suggests how emphatic it was.  Yeah, and you always, well, I certainly did, always had the feeling that they were going to win these last couple of games and win them very big." 

The external noise wasn't allowed in the England dressing room, thankfully, for them - Aaron Finch 

Aaron Finch further claimed that net run rate was never going to be a problem for England and noted that with the kind of bowling attack that they had, they weren't away from blowing away the opposition. He elaborated: 

"So I never really bought into the net run rate predicament that they were facing. It's just, that's the type of tournament, Antigua's a good wicket, and when you've got the artillery that England has got, they're always going to blow away teams at some point. So yeah, I think the external noise wasn't allowed in the England dressing room, thankfully, for them," he concluded.


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