5-time World Cup Winners Australia missed out on 2019 World Cup title after their defeat to England in the semis.
But, prudent Australian limited-overs captain Aaron Finch has his eyes set on the next World Cup in India in 2023.
Aaron Finch, who scored 507 runs in 10 matches at an average of 50.70, is keen on playing in the next World Cup in about 2 and half years’ time from now.
“I’m a cricket nuffy so you are always thinking about it, especially being captain and with what’s coming up with the T20 World Cup, whenever that might be, and there’s a couple of them and looking forward to the 2023 50-over World Cup in India,” Finch told SEN Radio.
Planning to succeed
The Australian captain revealed that he is working out a plan to succeed in next three ICC tournaments, viz.
T20 World Cup 2020 and 2021, and 50-over World Cup in 2023.
“We are just in the processing of nutting out how we go about winning that, what we’ll need to do down the track to be successful in those three tournaments,”Finch added.
Finch, who won seven of the ten matches in 2019 World Cup, is figuring out a team structure for the next 50-over event in India.
“In the 50-over space, it’s about working back from that 2023 World Cup and really getting a detailed plan of how we think we’ll have to win it, what’s the structure of the side we’ll need in India.
“Is it going to be two spinners, is it going to be an extra all-rounder and kind of work back from there.”
He further emphasized on preparing an experienced pool of players who can perform in high-pressure matches.
“[We need to] nut out what resources we’ll need in terms of players.
“If there’s someone new we identify who could perhaps have a big impact, how many games can we get into them over the next two and a half years to make sure they have enough experience so in a high-pressure semi-final you aren’t going in hoping they’ll do well, you know they have the form and enough experience behind them to make sure they are comfortable with the international level,“Aaron Finch deliberated.
Figuring out a pool of players
Speaking further Finch said that the planning would be either around figuring out a pool of 15 or 25 players and see if it matches the game plan or picking a squad which suits the game plan.
“It’s either working out what the 15, or say 25 players now, what that looks like, does it match our game plan going forward, or do we pick the side the other way round with a game plan in mind and adapt it that way.
“It’s not rocket science, it’s going through data, a bit of gut instinct of what you feel will be the trends of one-day cricket.
“Will it be 400, or will it be that 320-mark with some wearing pitches in India and a couple of spinners in your side?”
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