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Waca still has bounce, says Finch

PTI
Published : Jan 11, 2016, 12:13 am IST
Updated : Jan 11, 2016, 12:13 am IST

Looking to exploit the fast and bouncy conditions at the Waca, Australia opener Aaron Finch on Sunday said his team would look to corner the Indians early on in the opening cricket ODI on January 12.

Looking to exploit the fast and bouncy conditions at the Waca, Australia opener Aaron Finch on Sunday said his team would look to corner the Indians early on in the opening cricket ODI on January 12.

“The Perth wicket has changed over the last few years. I don’t think there is the same amount of carry that used to be. But there is extra bounce and that’s something that they will have to adjust to and we can start to exploit that straightaway in the very first game of the series.

“But I think their young players, who have come at the back of the seniors, like Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli are pretty well-rounded players. I am sure they will adapt but if we can exploit that first hour I think that can go a along way to winning a match,” Finch told reporters after a net session.

Having beaten India in the semi-finals en route to their fifth World Cup triumph, Australia go into the five-match series as favourites.

“There is excitement around your team because you have played so well in the past and I think that is something for which we can hold our head high,” he said.

Location: Australia, West Australia, Perth