Steven Finn is ready to repay the trust shown in him by captain Stuart Broad in this Twenty20 World Cup by picking up vital early wickets
It was a disappointing day at the office on Thursday as England lost to West Indies, but the bowler is now looking to bounce back.
Finn has struck early in the opening two group stage matches against Afghanistan and India and he knows just how important it is to stop the opposition getting off to a flyer.
At the moment, the Middlesex man looks to be the Three Lions best bowler in these conditions and people who like cricket betting are sure to have a punt on him being his sides leading wicket taker.
With James Anderson not travelling and Broad himself focusing on the captaincy – Finn is the one to lead the attack.
It seems as though the paceman is taking this role very seriously and wants to get better and better as the tournament goes on.
Not only does Finn want early wickets, he knows it will also be his job to keep the total as low as possible at the back end of the innings, whether that be to give the batsman something to chase, or closing out a game and take the win.
“As an opening bowler I have to set the tone for the team.” Finn said.
“I could get better at it; I haven’t been brilliant at doing that in the games we’ve played so far in the tournament, and I’m looking to get better again.” He added.
World Twenty20 betting experts will know that now the minnows are out of the tournament, so Finn and co will know that every game will be an extremely tough one in this Super Eight stage and that they have to be at their best to progress to the semi-finals.
It seems as though Andy Flower and Broad have devised a plan for how they will go about their business against each opposing team and it is the players’ job to execute that.