Australian captain Aaron Finch force to return home after a knee injury
Knee injury forces Australia’s captain to return home and he makes sure that he is fit for the marquee tournament that is the T20 World Cup. This year T20 world which is supposed to be hosted by India is shifted to UAE and Oman due to pandemic concerns. Aaron Finch’s knee injury has ended his involvement in the current tour of West Indies and also the upcoming series against Bangladesh.
Aaron Finch missed the first two outings with West Indies in a three-match ODI series and is likely to undergo surgery after completing 14 days of quarantine upon his arrival in Australia.
“I’m extremely disappointed to be heading home”, Finch said in a statement released by Cricket Australia.
“This was considered the best course of action rather than traveling in Bangladesh, not being able to play and losing that recovery time.
“I will have the surgery if required and start the recovery process ahead of the World Cup”.
The marquee tournament that is the T20 World Cup is set to begin from October 17 to November 14. The COVID-19 Pandemic had a huge impact on cricket that led to the postponement of marquee tournaments like the T20 World Cup.
Alex Carey will continue to captain Australia in the current one-day series after taking over the captaincy from Finch, who initially sustained the injury ahead of the opening T20 match against West Indies in St Lucia this month.
Australia won the first ODI against West Indies by a big margin of 133 runs. The host gave a comeback in the second ODI defeating Australia by four wickets. So, the series has been leveled as the third and final ODI of the series is set to be a decider which will happen on Monday.
Cricket Australia said in a statement that selectors have yet to determine who will captain the T20 team in their five-game series against Bangladesh in Dhaka, which is set to begin from 3 rd August