Wednesday 2 April 2014 

Video - Rahim, Finch Express WT20 Disappointment

Watch as Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Australian batsman Aaron Finch talk about how disappointing the ICC World Twenty20 2014 has been for their respective sides.

Although Rahim led his side through the qualifying stages with wins over Afghanistan and Nepal, once in the Super 10s, they failed to win a game.

They succumbed to comprehensive defeats against the West Indies, Pakistan, India, and finally Australia, who won the last game in the group by seven wickets.

Rahim said his team had struggled to cope with playing against the stronger teams in the Super 10s.

"A bit (difficult) because after playing Hong Kong, you're not playing Nepal or someone, you're playing against India, Pakistan and Australia and the West Indies so that really was probably a big shock for us," he admitted.

"But really I thought we really recovered well but as I said there were a couple of guys who didn't perform well and were not in good form in key areas so that also didn't help us throughout these four matches because when you have four or five guys out of form, it's very difficult to play well as a team and also probably to play for 40 overs competitive cricket.

"So it cost us our planning and also our application so I think we have to look after those areas and hopefully we will come back and we have to come back for the country and hopefully we will do that."

Finch went into the tournament as the number one-ranked Twenty20 International batsman but only produced an innings of note in the game against Bangladesh, hitting 71 in 45 balls.

He says that as a team, Australia let themselves down with a disappointing performance.

"It's been very disappointing, to not make it through to the semi-final stages has been really disappointing from the team's point of view," he said.

"I mean, I think we've let ourselves down in all three disciplines over the first couple of games and in such a short format as this, that really comes back to haunt you quickly.

"When you have games back to back like this, I think momentum is absolutely crucial and we probably let that slip in the West Indies game and then when we got to the India game, we were out of the tournament.

"We came here with hopes to win the competition and we're going home with nothing."

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