Australian opening duo, David Warner and Aaron Finch, displayed their camaraderie after the latter was left out of Fox Cricket’s predicted World Cup squad of 2023.
Warner used terms such as fake news to describe the media giants’ latest tweet, after already having declared the squad for the next Ashes.
The explosive southpaw, well-renowned to be aggressive on the field, also charged Fox Cricket by tweeting, “Baha @AaronFinch5 have you told them you’re retiring. Stiff, #Fakenews disappointing IMO.”
We've already had a crack at guessing Australia's next Ashes XI, so why not give the World Cup a dig, too? 🤔🤷♂️
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 27, 2020
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) March 27, 2020
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) March 27, 2020
Even Finch expressed his disappointments for not making it to the predicted XI, losing his place to rookie BBL star Josh Phillippe.
Interestingly, Fox Cricket also does not have a place for either Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh, as uncapped Cameron Green was backed for the number six slot.
“I certainly did notice that. That’s unfortunate, Finch said of the snub. Davey (Warner) is still there as well. I’ve definitely got goals to be there in 2023. I think that’s my end date in international cricket,” Finch said during ‘Fox Footy Live’ show.
It was also intriguing to notice that Steve Smith was appointed as the captain of the side. On the other hand, Cricket Australia has firmly backed Finch for the role of captaincy when it comes to white-ball cricket.
“I’ll be putting all my time and effort and focus into obviously this T20 World Cup at the end of the year in Australia and then progressing on (to) 2023 definitely,” added the Australian limited-overs captain.
In fact, the Australian star batters Alyssa Healy and Chris Lynn also reacted to the post. They were backed by domestic stars Trent Copeland and Cameron Boyce.
— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) March 27, 2020
— Chris Lynn (@lynny50) March 27, 2020
— Trent Copeland (@copes9) March 27, 2020