Did toss decided the WC winner?
While the commanding nature of their victory means the toss might have been irrelevant, Finch admitted it has had an impact.
Maksud HaqueDesk Reporter
Aaron Finch reveled in the “awesome” feeling of leading Australia to their first men’s T20 World Cup crown but confessed the outcome of the coin toss was a major factor throughout their campaign.
While the commanding nature of their victory means the toss might have been irrelevant, Finch admitted it has had an impact throughout the last few weeks as sides fielding first have had the more favorable batting conditions.
“It did play a big factor, to be honest,” said Finch, whose side’s only defeat came after they lost the toss against England. “I don’t know how I did it, maybe it was just fate.
“I tried to play it down as much as I could because I thought at some point I’m going to lose a toss and we’ll have to bat first. But it did play a big part. The dew factor, the slower balls weren’t holding in the wicket as much.”— Finch asserted.
“In T20 cricket, you need a bit of luck, don’t get me wrong. We won six out of seven tosses, which goes a long way. But we’ve played some really good cricket, putting teams on the back foot because we were aggressive.” — Aussie Skipper told about fortune.
Meanwhile, Williamson admitted that he would also have fielded first if got the chance.
Losing captain Kane Williamson was asked a similar question as Aaron Finch. He too admitted that the toss and dew had some effect on the game but not without gracefully lauding his opponents for showing quality and playing "superbly well" in the World Cup.
Williamson said — "It did have an effect, you know, some dew did come in but take nothing away from the quality of Australia. They came out in the final and played superbly well. Credit goes to them and the way they played their cricket for the last three weeks.”
Finch called correctly for the sixth time in seven matches ahead of the final against New Zealand and, with teams batting second under lights winning every tournament game in Dubai, there was little doubting what he would do.
New Zealand amassed 172 for four, largely thanks to Kane Williamson’s 85 off 48 balls, but twin fifties from David Warner and Mitchell Marsh helped Australia win by a thumping eight-wicket margin and with seven balls to spare.
While the Australian players will get a short break before starting their preparations for the Ashes, Kane Williamson and Co. will be back in action on November 17, playing India in a three-match T20I series.