Aaron Finch injury update: The Australian captain is among the multiple Australian players who have got injured in the last week or so.
Australia captain Aaron Finch missing the ongoing second T20I between Australia and India in Sydney brought a captaincy debut for wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade making him only the 11th Australian T20I captain.
Not just replacing Finch as the captain, Wade also batted at his opening position alongside D’Arcy Short scoring his second T20I half-century, 58 (32), including 10 fours and a six.
While Wade’s prowess as a T20I captain will be assessed better after the culmination of the match, Australia would be hoping for Finch to recover soon and resume his duty as Australia’s white-ball captain irrespective of how the former does.
Aaron Finch isn’t playing today. Golden chance for India #IndvsAus
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Aaron Finch injury update
Before the start of the match, Australia head coach Justin Langer opened up on the reason behind resting Finch and sounded positive about the prospect of him playing in the third T20I on Tuesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
“[Aaron] Finch texted me this morning and said he was 70-30 to play. He was close but he started moving and it wasn’t right. He has a small tear in his glute. He has a chance to play Tuesday,” Langer was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Finch, who had become Australia’s seventh T20I captain in 2014, has led them in the most number (38) of T20Is so far. Having led Australia to 19 victories and 17 losses under him, Finch has a praiseworthy record as a T20I captain.
After the third T20I on December 8, Finch is also slated to lead Melbourne Renegades in the forthcoming 10th season of the Big Bash League. Renegades will take field for the first time this season against Perth Scorchers on December 12 in Hobart.