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Finch: We've got a squad that can win the WC



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Australian white-ball captain Aaron Finch was confident and said that his underdone side can bring the T20 World Cup trophy home for the first time.

Australia's first-choice players skipped the recent white-ball tours of West Indies and Bangladesh and opted out the resumption of the IPL, which is being played at UAE.

Australia will have only two warmup games against India and New Zealand before their first World Cup match against South Africa in Abu Dhabi on 23 October.

"The two warmup games and the lead-in to the World Cup is going to be really crucial. It's a difficult one because ... training indoors or training just in the nets is obviously no comparison obviously to game intensity. But I've got a lot of confidence in the experience of the group," Finch told reporters on Wednesday.

"We've got guys who have come off long layoffs before, we've got guys who have come off injuries before. And it's not really all that much different when you're trying to get yourself up to speed quickly," he said.

The five-times ODI World Cup winners remained confident though their preparation has been interrupted due to many injuries.

"We feel as though we've got a squad that can win the World Cup. We've had an interrupted preparation like everyone has over the last 18 months. We're still very confident, though. We know if we play to our best we're going to be hard to beat ... We've just got to be at our best at the right time," he added.