Australia’s performance in the last few months have not been up to the mark. They have lost five consecutive T20I series against England, India, New Zealand, West Indies and Bangladesh respectively. More so, they have only won 6 of the last 21 T20Is. The previous two tours to West Indies and Bangladesh brought utmost humiliation to Australia as they were blown away in the series. However, they were playing a second-string unit thus the results should be better when the big guns return for the T20 World Cup.
There were a couple of major injury concerns for Australia with Steve Smith and Aaron Finch in doubt for the showpiece event. However, the Australian stalwarts are on track to recover before the World Cup. Smith suffered an elbow injury during the first leg of IPL, which forced him to pull out of the West Indies and Bangladesh tours. The right-hander also hinted at skipping the T20 World Cup to be fully fit for the Ashes. However, Smith has recovered well enough and will be available for selection in the T20 World Cup and the preceding IPL.
Meanwhile, Finch underwent surgery to fix his knee after picking up an injury in the T20I series against West Indies. The opener too is confident of fully recovering before the T20 World Cup.
“I’m confident of that (being fit for the World Cup). I think that will help me. The surgery went as well as it could have and I’m walking around with no pain, which is the most important thing at this stage,” Finch was quoted as per saying by Cricket.com.au.