Australia’s white-ball skipper Aaron Finch on Thursday confirmed his availability for the warm-up matches against New Zealand and India.
Finch has recovered from a knee surgery he sustained during the limited-overs series against West Indies in July, which also ruled him out in the middle of the tour.
Aaron Finch confirms his availability for warm-up matches
Finch underwent a a surgery to recover from his knee injury and was doubtful for the T20 World Cup.
The 34-year-old Australia captain said he is good and is looking forward to play the warm-up matches against New Zealand (on October18) and India (on October 20).
“Yeah, it is all good. I think it’s nine weeks tomorrow, post-surgery, so everything has come along really well. It is probably a couple of weeks ahead of schedule,” Finch said in a virtual press conference.
“Originally it was probably touch and go to be available for the two warm up games, but at the moment it is looking like there will be no problems, so I am looking forward to getting out and getting back into it,” he added.
Every team can win any game: Aaron Finch
Australia, who have won the 50-over World Cup five times, are yet to win a T20 World Cup.
Australia suffered back to back away T20I series defeats against West Indies and Bangaldesh with a similar margin 4-1.
Finch said that his side is confident on going into the mega event and said they have to be at their very best as each team participating in the tournament are capable of winning.
“It is the one that has eluded us. We have been close a couple of times but we have also been quite a distance off in other times. We are still very confident going into (the World Cup).
“We have got a group that have played a lot of T20, not a huge amount together, guys are at different stages of preparation and getting back to playing. It comes down to getting it done on the day.
“Every team can win any game, we know that in T20 cricket, there are match winners right across the board, so we just have to turn up and get it done at the right time,” he added.
Australia will play the opening match of Super 12 stage against South Africa on October 23 in Abu Dhabi.