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'They’re in Good Shape..', Aaron Finch On Australia’s Revival in the World Cup 2023

image-loba6k0rAustralia defeated New Zealand on Saturday [AP]

Former Australian captain Aaron Finch has highlighted that the Australian team led by Pat Cummins is just beginning to find its form, and this progress is attributed to the increasing trust among the players in their collective capabilities.

A clinical Australian team secured a thrilling five-run victory against their long-standing rivals, New Zealand, in Dharamshala. This win brought the Aussies one step closer to securing a place in the World Cup semi-finals.

The Australian side has undergone a substantial transformation since the initial setbacks in the tournament, where they suffered defeats against India and South Africa. 

They went on to secure convincing victories against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.

Finch expressed his views on this development, saying, 

"They're really starting to take shape. It is the confidence that the players have in their own game and each other's game."

The 2021 T20 World Cup-winning captain also noted that there is considerable depth in the Australian squad, particularly with power hitters like Marcus Stoinis and Cameron Green, who have the potential to strengthen the middle order.

"And when you look at the players not in the Australia XI at the minute there's some serious power in Marcus Stoinis and Cameron Green who could potentially come back into that middle order,"  Finch said about the Australian team.

With four consecutive wins under their belt, Australia appears to have found its stride. Not too long ago, many experts and fans had prematurely dismissed Australia's chances of making it to the semi-finals. 

However, with five World Cup titles to their name, making them the most successful team in ICC tournaments, Australia has a history of bouncing back from challenging situations, as evident in their performance in the current tournament.

While they have not yet secured a spot in the semi-finals, Australia is well-positioned to qualify, given the remaining matches they have in hand.

Australia is set to enjoy a week-long break before their upcoming clash with Ashes rivals, England. Following this fixture, they will face Afghanistan and Bangladesh to conclude the pool stage of the tournament.