Michael Vaughan picks Aaron Finch as the best captain of CWC 2019
Former England captain Michael Vaughan mentions Australian skipper Aaron Finch as the best captain in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 till now.
Vaughan praised Finch’s changes of bowling and fielding at the perfect moment of a match. “I need to say Aaron Finch, so far in this competition, has been the best skipper strategically,” Vaughan told the BBC.
“I think he moved his team against the West Indies well to win that game. What’s more, directly in the course of the most recent hour (against Pakistan), when it began to get somewhat worrying for Australia, he moved his bowling attack, realizing that he needed to get these overs of spin [in].”
Finch’s captaincy was superb from the beginning of the tournament especially against West Indies and Pakistan. In the nail-biting finish against West Indies, the skipper brought Mitchell Starc after the 40th over rather keeping him for the death overs. And Starc made his decision justified to knock out in form Andre Russell and Jason Holder in the same over to win the match for Australia. Against Pakistan, he also brought Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc into the attack at the most perfect moment of the match to outplay Pakistan to win the match.
“He left one over of spin late [against Pakistan] for the reason that he needed to go for the glory with [Pat] Cummins and Starc, and it was absolutely on the point. That is the thing that you need to do as a captain,” he said.
“He got a great deal of things directly in the field, as far as squeezing at the correct time, putting the catchers in at the perfect time and after that spreading them out when a partnership began to create. I thought he was extraordinary as a captain,” Vaughan added.