Aussie skipper fires rallying call
Australia captain Aaron Finch wants his side to play aggressive cricket when they take on India in the three-match Twenty20 series.
Australia have struggled in limited overs cricket of late, and despite being World champions in the 50-over format, they were whitewashed 5-0 by England earlier in the year and lost 2-1 to South Africa this month.
In the shortest format, T20, they were also hammered 3-0 by Pakistan, and suffered another defeat against the Proteas on Saturday.
Despite the poor run of form, limited overs skipper Finch is not reaching for the panic button and instead hopes to get a response when they take on India over the three matches.
India beat world champions West Indies 3-0 at home before landing in Australia, and although it is a tough test for the baggy greens, Finch says it is one they need to rise to.
“We are still very confident in this (T20) format," Finch told reporters on the eve of the series opener. "India have been in great form in all forms of the game for a long time now.
"It's going to be a great opportunity for us to come out and express ourselves, play some aggressive, attacking cricket and take the game on and really try and take it to India."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.