Aaron Finch: Looks like a pretty good wicket and we want to chase it down. Played a little more cricket in the lead-up which allows us to rotate a few guys. We are pretty close [to getting the combination]. In run chases, we have been one more wicket down and the tail has had to a bit. Davey Warner is down with a neck injury, and Matty Wade, Josh Hazlewood, and Zampa are not playing.
Rohit Sharma: Feeling good about it. Wanted to try out things, we don’t mind batting first, and setting up a target. Nice fresh pitch. We came here pretty early, we were in Perth having a preparatory camp. We are almost there. These games will allow us to get where we want. It’s obviously getting to the business end, and we want to try a few things. In my mind, I know what bowlers are going to play. Will reveal it on the 23rd. It is important to give them that confidence, few of the guys have come for the first time in Australia. It is a nice place to play cricket. [Captaining the side] It is a privilege. It is the first time in 15 years that I am captaining my country at a WC. We want to enjoy ourselves and have fun.
Australia vs India Highlights today. Warm-Up Match, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Monday 17-10-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Toss: Australia, elected to field first.
Australia team: Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Josh Inglis, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson
India team: everyone may get a chance.
Umpires – Adrian Holdstock, Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Richard Illingworth
Aaron Finch: We haven’t capitalised in the chase in the last 3-4 overs. The bowling was good, was happy with the bat too and get a few runs. Richardson was fantastic, we have great depth in the fast bowling department. Zampa and Agar were great too. Can’t wait for the New Zealand game. There will be some nerves but should be exciting.
Rohit Sharma: We batted well, towards the end we could have added 10-15 more. We wanted to stay till the end, which Surya did. It was a good pitch where you could trust the bounce which our batters did. You have to be smart while playing with big boundaries. Getting them is important but getting singles and twos to accumulate 8-9 in an over is just as key. We have focused on that since Perth. We need to improve at the death. We need to change lengths and tactics. Sometimes hitting the deck is a good option. Overall, it was a good game. It was a good pitch and their batting put pressure on us. Bowling Shami at the death was always the plan and you saw what he did.