Australia Twenty20 International (T20I) captain Aaron Finch has praised Pakistan’s bowling attack, ahead of the three-match series between the two sides.
While talking during a press conference on Saturday, Finch stated that the Men in Green have a well-rounded bowling prowess which offers no respite.
“They’ve got such a well-rounded attack,” said Finch. “It’s an attack that you don’t get any respite.”
The 32-year-old was wary of Pakistan’s pace battery which had the advantage of Mohammad Irfan’s heigh, Mohammad Amir’s swing and speed of experienced Wahab Riaz and rookies Mohammad Hasnain.
“You’ve obviously got the height, bounce and pace of Irfan. Then you’ve got Amir who is fast and can swing it and is very skillful. Then you have Wahab Riaz with all out pace, who can spray them around at times but when he gets his line and length right, he’s lethal. Hasnain is genuine pace with his right-armers, we saw him in the UAE earlier this year. He’s got some real pace.” he said.
He was also impressed with the variety offered by leg-spinner Shadab Khan — who bagged the player of the match award during the practice game, against Cricket Australia XI, ahead of the T20I series.
“Then you have Shadab, who is a world-class leg-spinner who can mix it up a lot,” he added.
Finch also stressed on the importance of making the most of the powerplay overs, especially in the shortest format of the game.
“But they [Pakistan bowlers] are going to give you scoring opportunities and you’re going to chase them, he said. “It’s a T20 game at the end of the day. It’s about those first six overs being really important to setting up the game.”
Pakistan will take on Australia in a three-match T20I series, starting on Sunday, November 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.