TAUNTON: Australian captain Aaron Finch has termed Pakistan an “incredibly dangerous” side ahead of his side’s World Cup match against the Green Shirts at Cooper Associates County ground in Taunton.
Speaking at the press conference ahead of the game, Finch said that no player in Pakistan side can be disregarded and they have some world class players in the line-up.
“I think Pakistan are obviously a very dangerous side. We’ve seen consistently throughout, especially ICC tournaments, that they win a lot of games and they get themselves in a position to win the tournament. And they had a great Champions Trophy. So regardless of what kind of form Pakistan go in with, they’re always incredibly dangerous,” Finch told media at Taunton.
“They’ve got some world-class players. Obviously, Babar is in great touch batting at No. 3 and holding their batting together. But also they’ve got some world class bowlers. Amir coming back and he looks to be back to his best. He’s swinging the ball again. Wahab has been fast and aggressive. Shadab is a great bowler. Hassan had a great Champions Trophy as well,” he added.
Finch added that there’s no player that you can disregard and Pakistan has got a lot of experience on their side with a lot of match winners.
“Every time you come up against Pakistan you have to play your best to beat them,” he said.
Australia is coming to this game with 5-0 win over Pakistan earlier this year in five-match bilateral series played at UAE. But Finch feels that the team that played in UAE was different and inexperienced than the team that is playing in currently in the world cup.
Aaron Finch had scored two centuries in that series.
“It’s going to be a totally different attack. I’m also well aware of that. There was no — I mean, it was Amir for the first game. He didn’t play the other four. There was no Shadab, no Hassan Ali or Wahab. So it’s a totally different attack but it still gives you a lot of confidence going into a game,” he said.