Australia’s T20I captain Aaron Finch believes that hosting the ICC men’s T20 World Cup tournament next year is a great opportunity for his team to extend their five World Cup kits to include a first T20 World Cup trophy.
Australia won the men’s cricket world championship in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015, but still, have to win a T20 World Championship. Finch said that given the 20-over-ten tournament next year, his team will “not get a better chance than on home soil”.
“It’s the only global trophy that has escaped the men’s team so far, and we will not get a better chance next year than on home soil,” Finch said on Friday, October 18, when tickets for the T20 World Cup Gentlemen went on sale.
“Anyone can beat anyone in their T20 cricket day, so it’s going to be an exciting tournament where a number of teams believe they can win.”
Finch has also urged home fans to come out in large numbers when Australia hosted the 2015 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and won the final against New Zealand in Melbourne.
“We saw the audience in 2015 and we look forward to seeing the whole country lag behind not only behind Australia but all competing teams to create an atmosphere that only a World Cup can create,” Finch added,