The Australian team won the T20 World Cup title by defeating New Zealand by 8 wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. In the final, David Warner (53) and Mitchell Marsh (77) made the match one-sided with half-centuries. David Warner has to be especially praised here. He was removed from the team in IPL-2021 after poor form and captaincy of the franchise, but he did not break.
His decisions helped the team win the T20 World Cup for the first time. There was a time when critics were targeting Warner for his poor performance in the Indian Premier League, but Finch said during a post-match press conference after defeating New Zealand that he never lost faith in the legendary batsman. Asked how he supported the out-of-form opener, Finch said, “You didn’t expect it (Warner’s good performance)? I definitely did. Without saying a word of lie, let me tell you that, a few months ago I called (coach) Justin Langer and said, ‘Don’t worry Davy, he’ll be the Man of the Tournament.’
“I thought Adam Zampa should have been the individual man of the tournament, but he (Warner) is a great player,” Finch said. He is one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He is a fighter player. Finch said Mitchell Marsh’s move to No. 3 in the ‘Super 12’ game against West Indies was a game-changer for the Kangaroos. Marsh’s unbeaten 77 off 50 balls played a key role in Australia’s easy win against New Zealand on Sunday night.