The Australian side is set to lock horns against England in an upcoming Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) series. Following this 3-match series, the players will fly all the way to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
From this current series, English players like Jos Butler, Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer etc. will join their respective IPL franchises. On the other hand, the likes of Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins will take part in the IPL from the Australian camp. Aussie skipper Aaron Finch will also join the IPL franchise of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the upcoming tournament.
In an online press conference on Friday, Finch said that he is aspiring to work with RCB skipper Virat Kohli. He said that there’s a lot to learn from Kohli in terms of both batting and captaincy.
“Kohli is a great player and has achieved success in all the formats of the game. He has also performed consistently all around the world, that too in different conditions. So, I would be doing all I can to pick his brains on batting. Be it strategy or technique, I would try to grasp as much as I can,” said the Australian.
India’s tour of Australia
Post-IPL 2020, the Indian team will tour to Australia to play a full-fledged series, consisting of Tests, ODIs and T20Is. So, anything that Finch learns from Kohli during the IPL can turn out to be crucial during that series. He can use Kohli’s brain against him while being on the other side.
As far as the IPL 2020 is concerned, the multi-franchise tournament will begin from September 19. The schedule for the same will also be released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) latest by Friday.