Great position to be in as compared to 10 months ago: Aaron Finch

first_imgGreat position to be in as compared to 10 months ago: Aaron FinchThe Australia team went through a turmoil following the ball-tampering scandal, involving Steve Smith and David Warner, but got into groove just months before the 2019 World Cup.advertisement Press Trust of India SouthamptonMay 28, 2019UPDATED: May 28, 2019 11:44 IST Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia captain Aaron Finch said his team is in great position as compared to 10 months agoAustralia have won both their warm-up matches against England and Sri LankaAustralia will begin their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on June 1Australia have put behind a disappointing year, which saw them losing back-to-back series besides facing a ball-tampering scandal, and skipper Aaron Finch is relieved to see the team in great position at the moment as compared to 10 months ago.The defending champions could not have asked for a better preparation going into the World Cup, commencing on May 30 in UK, as they won both their warm-up games against England and Sri Lanka.”It is a great position to be in when compared to where we were ten months ago; it is great when guys keep jumping up to fill positions,” Finch said after Monday’s warm-up match here against Sri Lanka, which Australia won by five wickets.The Australian team was in complete turmoil a year ago after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, involving Steve Smith and David Warner. The two batsman were handed a year-long ban from international cricket.Australia also lost the ODI series against England and South Africa, and a home Test series against India for the first time ever.This year, however, the Aussies managed to get their act together as they registered a come-from-behind 3-2 ODI series win against India, and then blanked Pakistan 5-0.”We have been as a group since May 1, and we are still doing our basics really well,” said Finch.Australia will begin their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on June 1 in Bristol.Also Read | Watch: Dhoni’s guest appearance on Chahal TV, Kuldeep listens to Kishore Kumar songsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar back in nets ahead of 2nd warm-up after injury scareAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Aaron FinchFollow Ball-tampering controversylast_img