Finch: I don’t think it matters who you play

Australia batsman Aaron Finch says his team do not fear losing against Sri Lanka on Sunday, even though a defeat to the Asian team will make their path to win the World Cup that much more difficult.

After their defeat to fellow co-hosts New Zealand last Saturday, Australia find themselves fighting, with Sri Lanka, for second place in Pool A.

The team that finishes third in Pool A is scheduled to play the second team in Pool B, which according to the formbook is likely to be South Africa.

Finch told reporters: "I don't think it matters who you play, to win the World Cup you have to beat the best teams in the world. This is a big game, it's important.

"You don't want to finish in the bottom two in your group, it does make it a little bit harder in your path to the final, if you go that far.

"But, in general, we've been playing some really good cricket lately so it's not something we're afraid of. We're not afraid of losing, we think that if we stick to the basics, we can get the job done."