WA Today – Australia are building a blueprint for Twenty20 success but a showdown with New Zealand at one of cricket’s most daunting venues looms as a major test for the new-look side.

Summary

  • Australia are building a blueprint for Twenty20 success but a showdown with New Zealand at one of cricket’s most daunting venues looms as a major test for the new-look side.
  • Mental toughness is one of several factors that will need to be considered as national selectors look to build their side for the World T20 in two years’ time.
  • Australia’s recent turnaround in T20s has been driven largely by Big Bash standouts such as D’Arcy Short and Andrew Tye whose selection was aided by a packed summer schedule.
  • “That is hard because you have guys who are playing Test cricket who are some of the best T20 players in the world (but) don’t get an opportunity to play Big Bash,” Finch said.
  • I think he would be a walk-up start for any T20 side in the world.


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