Aaron expresses optimism after first defeat by England in T20 WC

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Aaron expresses optimism after first defeat by England in T20 WC

DUBAI: Skipper Aaron Finch stated Australia will take two days off “to recharge the batteries” after struggling a brutal eight-wicket defeat to England within the Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday.

Eoin Morgan’s England handed Australia their first loss – out of three – of the Super 12 stage after bowling them out for 125 in Dubai.

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England opener Jos Buttler smashed an unbeaten 71 off 32 balls to tear into the Australian bowling assault and race to their goal in 11.four overs.

But Finch stays optimistic the workforce would bounce again of their subsequent conflict in opposition to Bangladesh on Thursday as they plan two days relaxation earlier than returning for coaching.

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“I think we have got a couple of days off to refresh and recharge. The boys have been training really well and they deserve a couple of days off,” stated Finch.

“It was a quick turnaround from the Sri Lankan game to today. So recharge the batteries and then couple of really strong days of training and we will be back into it.

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“There is loads of expertise within the room. I’m not involved about carrying baggage into a special sport in opposition to a very totally different opposition.”

Chris Woakes, who took two wickets including David Warner for one, and Chris Jordan (3-17) combined to rattle Australia and put them on the back foot at 51-5.

Finch top-scored with 44 and shared a 47-run sixth-wicket stand with Ashton Agar, who made 22, before the wheels came off.

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid trapped Marcus Stoinis for nought and returned figures of 1-19 form his four overs.

“They are very nicely rounded. They have gotten loads of bases lined in time period of their fast, spin, loss of life bowling and their batting is as highly effective as something,” Finch said in praise of his arch-rivals.

“They are a dominant aspect, we now have seen that for the final couple of years. We had a foul day as nicely.”

Finch was reminded of Australia’s similar eight-wicket loss to England in the semi-final of the 2019 50-over World Cup in Birmingham.

Woakes played a key part with figures of 3-20 from his eight overs that day.

“Yeah, he is a improbable bowler. When there’s something within the wicket particularly, he is an attractive bowler, presents the seam and might seam it each methods,” Finch said of the 32-year-old Woakes.

“He challenged each side of the bat tonight like he did in that sport at Birmingham. Yeah, if we come up in opposition to him once more, we will want a little bit of a greater plan.”

England stay top of Group 1 with six points, ahead of Australia and South Africa, who edged out Sri Lanka in the first match of the day.


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