Australian captain Aaron Finch warned before the team’s game against Ireland that they had to first earn the right to “go after a run-rate enhancing performance”.
Having squandered a chance to do just that late in the win over Ireland, Australia now simply has no other option than to win and win big against Afghanistan on Friday night.
That is certainly the advice from former Australian cricket coach Justin Langer, who drew on past experience to urge Finch’s side to be “fearless” in their batting approach.
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Writing a column for The West Australian, Langer touched on last year’s successful Twenty20 World Cup campaign in the UAE and…