Finch says, Smith is the best batsman in the world

Australian captain Aaron Finch said in the pre-match press conference that Australian right-handed batsman Steve Smith is the batsman in the world in all three formats.

Steve Smith
Australia’s Steve Smith plays a shot during the Cricket World Cup warm-up match between England and Australia at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England, Saturday, May 25, 2019


Australia about to take on India in their third game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, on 9th June in Cardiff. Aaron Finch and co are having a good tournament so far with back to back wins against Afghanistan and West Indies.

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Steve Smith was a key player in Australia’s win over West Indies after the failure of all the other top order and middle order batsman. Smith played with gumption as he took 103 balls to make his 73 runs with the help of seven fours. In the pre-match conference before the game against India, Australian skipper said that Steve Smith is the best batsman in the world.

“Steve is the best batter in the world in my opinion over all three forms of the game.”

“Well, when you’ve got world-class players coming back into your side, it’s unfortunate for the guys who have missed out and the guys that have played some really good one-day cricket in the past,” Finch said at the Oval on Saturday.

Further, the Australian skipper is happy with having David Warner back in the top order and feels that his presence makes a big difference in the batting line-up. And he is confident that his boys can play well against India as they have some good recent records against India.

“I think that when you have David who’s so destructive at the top of the order, his record shows how destructive he is. To have them to come back, yes, it’s great for the side and our batting line-up and for experience in World Cups and a great help for me as a leader, as well, in terms of tactics and stuff out on the field.”

“I think winning the last three games is really important for us in India, to one, get some self-belief that we can beat this Indian side in their home conditions,” said Finch.



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