Host Australia have been perennial underachievers in the shortest format of the game. Since the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa, Australia have not been able to win the trophy. In 2010, they managed to reach the finals of the T20 World Cup, only get beaten by old-rivals England at Bridgetown in Barbados.
The side will be banking on their experienced players to deliver the goods with bat and ball. Recently, Aaron Finch and co. managed to beat South Africa in the three-match T20I series. Last season, they managed to beat teams like Pakistan and Sri Lanka on home turf.
Aaron Finch-led unit will be one of front-runners to win the coveted trophy on home soil. Let’s take a look at the three players that can be instrumental in helping Australia win their maiden trophy this October.
There is no doubt that opener David Warner has been a bankable player for Australia over the past decade. He is the all-time leading run-scorer for Australia in the T20 format. The sheer volume of runs is a testament to his incredible consistency with the bat in the shortest format of the game. Raina has been regular member of the playing XI since last T20 World Cup in India in 2016.
Since May 2016, David Warner has accumulated 574 runs in 18 T20I matches at an average of 47.83 with one century and five half-centuries to his name.
The 33- year old will be looking to bring his A-game to the table in this year’s competition. Australia will be hoping that he can replicate his form from last season and help Australia break their trophy drought on home soil.
T20 Captain Aaron Finch has shown form and consistency with the bat for the past couple of years and will remain one of the key players for Australia for the upcoming 2020 T20 World Cup. Since May 2016, Finch has topped the batting charts for Australia in the T20 format. He has accumulated 1015 runs in 33 T20I matches at an average of 37.59 with one century and six half-centuries to his name.
The 33-year old is certainly proven match winner for the side in the T20 format.He will be looking to continue his rich vein of form with the bat in this year’s tournament.
Australia’s premier strike bowler will be looking to make early inroads with the new-ball in this year’s tournament. Recently, he showed excellent form with the ball in the three-match T20I series against South Africa.
In 31 T20I matches, Starc has claimed 43 wickets at an average of 18.65 with an economy rate of 6.91.
Since May 2016, Starc has picked up 17 wickets in 11 T20I matches at an economy rate of 7.25. Australia will be hoping that left-arm quick can bring his best to the table in this T20 World Cup.