As ashes rivals, Australia and England, are going to lock their horns in the World Cup, Australia skipper Aaron Finch said that they are fully prepared to compete against 'ultra-aggressive' hosts.
"If you look at their trend, they tend to bounce back and go ultra-aggressive as well. We are ready for that, we are expecting them to come ultra-hard, which is being one of their main traits over the last couple of years," Finch said in a video shared by Cricket World Cup's twitter handle
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Finch added that Australia is aware that they will bounce back hard after their loss against Sri Lanka. Finch believes that the tournament has reached the business end where all the teams have few matches left and everyone will play to their strengths but Finch assured that Australia is ready to face whatever comes their way.
Australia has won five out of six matches in the premier tournament and is placed on the second position in the points table.
Finch denied changing their game plan according to their competitors and said that they are going to focus on what they have already been doing.
"We are focusing on what we are doing well and what we can improve in our game," he said.
The game does hold an extra ecstasy among cricket fans but Finch revealed that it is just another game for them in the tournament and they will aim to add another two points to their tally.
"I think you always remember World Cup games regardless of who it is against. I do not think you can put more importance on one game over another. It is going to be exciting and big no doubt but at the end of the day it still two points up for the grabs," he said.
Justin Langer, coach for the Australia Cricket Team earlier this week said that England is without a doubt the best team in the world at the moment. Their deep batting and clinical bowling makes them formidable. He even went on to compare Jos Butler to MS Dhoni and said his explosive batsman is to watch out for, Australia would want to get him early on. Langer added that it is going to be a cracker of a game, to play England in the World Cup at Lord’s is going to be excited. Australia is looking forward for the contest, Langer confirmed.
Australia will face England today at Lord's cricket ground.
(With inputs from ANI)