CWC 2019: Michael Vaughan Rates Aaron Finch As Best Captain

ICC World Cup 2019: Michael Vaughan Rates Aaron Finch As Best Captain

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Aaron Finch. Credits: Twitter.

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has rated Australian captain Aaron Finch as the best captain in the ongoing World Cup. Finch has led Australia from the front in the ongoing World Cup and he has made the tactical changes at the right time. The right-hander has backed his players to come good and the team has reaped fruits for the same.

Australia has won three out of the four matches they have played in the ongoing ODI showpiece. The Australian side has the experience of winning big matches and the team has peaked at the right time. Australia had won against Pakistan by 5-0 and they had also surprised India in Indian conditions by 3-2.

Michael Vaughan, Jofra Archer
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Finch has led with aplomb.

Australia had their backs against the West Indies and Aaron Finch was guile in his decision making. Finch has led his troops with aplomb and has given confidence to his team to go all the way.

“I have to say Aaron Finch, so far in this tournament, has been the best captain tactically,” Vaughan told the BBC. “I think he manoeuvred his team against the West Indies well to win that game. And just over the last hour (against Pakistan), when it started to get a little bit panicky for Australia, he manoeuvred his bowling attack, knowing that he had to get these overs of spin [in].”

Vaughan believes Aaron Finch has got his fielders at the right place at the right time. Finch has also rotated the bowlers with guile and has done a fine job in leading the Australian team.

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“He left one [over of spin] late because he wanted to go for the glory with [Pat] Cummins and Starc, and it paid off. That’s what you have to do as a captain,” he said.

“He got a lot of things right in the field, in terms of squeezing at the right time, putting the catchers in at the right time and then spreading them out when a partnership started to develop. I thought he was outstanding as a captain.”

Australia has done a great job and they are one of the biggest contenders of the World Cup. The Men in Yellow are back in form and they are a dangerous side as they have got match-winners in their team. Furthermore, the return of David Warner and Steven Smith has strengthened the team.

Australia will next face Sri Lanka at Kennington Oval, London on 15th June.

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