Aug 14, 2013
“When we arrived here this was our goal [reach the final] so I’m really happy we have come so far. I think between us and India we have played more consistently well and we’re looking forward to tomorrow [Wednesday],” said Finch, after the final practice session on Tuesday, as reported by NDTV.
The pitch at the ground has been batsman-friendly. India A’s last match against South Africa A was a run-feast as 827 were scored in total. Shikhar Dhawan lit up the stage with a blistering 150-ball 248 as India A won the match by 39 runs.
Australia A have won both their group matches against India A and Finch is hoping that his batsmen produce the goods one last time.
“There has been a run fest for the batters on this pitch and a hard time for the medium-pacers and we can’t wait to see how it’s going to play out tomorrow after yesterday [Monday],” Finch added.
“We have a team of pretty aggressive players and we’re all very experienced in one-day cricket, we’re very confident of our abilities and it’s been good that we haven’t quite played our best cricket and yet we’ve won three matches so far.
“Hopefully some of the performances coming off the back of this tour have got some guys in there, some of the guys definitely have their fingers crossed.”