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T20 World Cup 2021: Aaron Finch Reveals He Predicted David Warner To Be Man Of The Tournament Months Ago

Australia captain Aaron Finch has made an attention-grabbing revelation following his facet’s victory within the T20 World Cup last towards New Zealand in Dubai.

The Aussie skipper mentioned that he was not solely backing his opening associate David Warner to return to kind, but in addition predicted that the left-hander would be the Man of the Tournament to teach Justin Langer.

Warner was rewarded with the Man of the Tournament award as he ended up as Australia‘s leading run-scorer – and second only to Babar Azam – for scoring 289 runs at an average of 48 while striking at 146. He struck three fifties in the tournament, including a crucial knock of 53 runs off 38 balls in the final to set up for Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell’s late assault.

David Warner. (Photo: Twitter)

Aaron Finch mentioned that although he felt Adam Zampa ought to have been the Man of the Tournament, he lauded Warner for his excellent batting within the event.

“You didn’t expect that? [Warner winning the Man of the Tournament]. I certainly did,” Aaron Finch instructed reporters.

“Without a phrase of a lie, I promise you, I referred to as Justin Langer a couple of months in the past and I mentioned ‘don’t fear about Davey, he’ll be man of the event’.

“I thought Adam Zampa should have been man of the tournament personally but [Warner]’s a great player, he’s one of the all-time great batters and he’s a fighter. He’s someone who when his back’s against the wall, that’s when you get the very, very best of David Warner. It was a special finish to the tournament for him, the last couple of knocks,” he added.

Toss did play an enormous issue: Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch had immense success with luck within the event: he gained six out of seven tosses, together with within the last, as Australia gained all their video games whereas chasing. The right-hander asserted that successful the toss within the UAE situations was a “big factor” in Australia’s triumph.

Australia, Aaron Finch
Australia celebrates with the T20 World Cup trophy. (Photo: Twitter)

“It did play a big factor, to be honest. I tried to play it down as much as I could because I thought, ‘at some point in the tournament, I’m going to lose a toss and we’ll have to bat first’. But it did play a big part. You saw out there at the end there the dew factor: the slower balls weren’t holding in the wicket as much. I don’t know how I did it – maybe it was just fate,” the Aussie skipper mentioned.

New Zealand now have misplaced the 2009 Champions Trophy last, 2015 ODI World Cup last and the 2021 T20 World Cup last – all to Australia.

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