Australia’s Aaron Finch has supported his ace pacer Pat Cummins call for finding top form going to play against the Black Caps on Saturday. On the other hand, Australia is also looking out for their best bowling combination, which would be able to wreak havoc to NZ’s top batting line up at Lord’s.
Cummins kicked off his World Cup campaign in style by taking 11 wickets in Australia’s first five games but has somewhat fallen from his form since he couldn’t pick a wicket in the last two matches against Bangladesh and England. Finch though stated that Cummins’ numbers are a bit misleading demanding he remains an essential member of Australia pace bowling unit.
With the temperatures supposed to touch the 32-degree mark in London, the Lord’s surface is supposed to aid turn. Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa, the two spinners in the Australian squad, have both featured till date in at least one game but are yet to play together.
Even though it would be tough to find space for both spinners in the same playing eleven, Finch wasn’t ruling out a possibility just yet. Finch stated that the way Nathan bowled the other day is likely more of a defensive option, a bit more control.
However, leg-spin is an incredibly hard craft. For Zamps, the numbers were against Zamps (for) England, Nathan had a certain advantage.
For Finch, the crucial wicket of New Zealand is bothered is of Kane Williamson. The New Zealand captain has shown great form so far in this tournament and is presently averaging a mind-boggling 138. Finch accepted that his bowlers are looking at a potential weakness for Williamson but haven’t come up with anything.
Finch feels that Williamson can be damaging when he is on fire. He is good with his bats and if the pitch doesn’t bounce, it can be tough to get him out.