Mass changes unlikely after T20 World Cup loss, says Aussie skipper

Captain Aaron Finch says Australia’s record-breaking loss to New Zealand in their first game of the T20 World Cup won’t prompt mass changes to the side.

New Zealand’s 89-run win at the SCG on Saturday night was the Black Caps’ biggest T20I victory over their Trans-Tasman neighbours and Australia’s heaviest loss at the T20 World Cup.

Opening batters Finn Allen and Devon Conway had the Kiwis off to the perfect start, punishing the world-class Aussie quicks with boundary after boundary.

At the crease for Australia, Glenn Maxwell top-scored with only 28 as the hosts failed to rise to the challenge they had been set.

Australia’s hopes of defending their World Cup title hinge on defeating Sri Lanka in Perth this Tuesday, and likely winning the three games in the group stage after that.

Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson and former Test captain Steve Smith are on stand-by as the hosts plot their recovery.

But Finch predicted Australia would take a similar XI into Perth to the one that lost on the opening night of the tournament.

“We still feel as though we have the right structure of team and we’ve got the right players to win the World Cup,” Finch told reporters.

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