Australian skipper, Aaron Finch has fired shots at critics of the Australian team. The Finch-led Australia have won their last eight ODI games. They registered a brilliant series win over India and then followed it up by whitewashing Pakistan. Both the wins have come away from home, which is a testimony of their supreme form.

“We’ll go to the World Cup with a lot of confidence now, even after a lot of people wrote us off,” said Finch.

“Potentially we had a real focus coming here and that was our last hit-out before the World Cup 2019 so we wanted to go into that tournament with a lot of momentum,” he added.

There were question marks over Finch’s place after his dry run with the bat against India. But, he bounced back strongly in series against Pakistan. Finch led from the front and scored two hundreds and two fifties in the five-match series to win the Man-of-the-Series award.

He might well have secured his place but there are players, who are likely to miss the WC with the return of Smith and Warner.

“There will be some unlucky guys. “Everyone who has an opportunity has played some great cricket. At the end of the day there will be some tough calls, but its exciting for Australia at the same time because six month back a lot of people were slamming us.

“A lot of people were writing us off, not in just the one-day cricket but in all forms of the game. It’s been really positive last couple of months and we have been building nicely,” said the Aussie skipper.

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