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ICC T20 World CUP 2022: Injured Aaron Finch likely to be REPLACED from Australian squad, SCAN REPORTS awaited: Follow LIVE Updates

ICC T20 World CUP 2022: Injured Aaron Finch likely to be REPLACED from Australian squad, SCAN REPORTS awaited: Follow LIVE Updates

ICC T20 World CUP 2022 – Aaron Finch Injured: Australia are sweating on the fitness of three key players ahead of their crucial ICC Men’s T20 World Cup clash against Afghanistan in Adelaide on Friday. The reigning T20 World Cup champions moved into contention for a semi-final berth but is likely to lose their captain […]

ICC T20 World CUP 2022 – Aaron Finch Injured: Australia are sweating on the fitness of three key players ahead of their crucial ICC Men’s T20 World Cup clash against Afghanistan in Adelaide on Friday. The reigning T20 World Cup champions moved into contention for a semi-final berth but is likely to lose their captain Aaron Finch. He has undegone scan and the results will determine the extent of the damage as well as his availability for the crucial match: Follow Australia T20 WC Squad LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN

Finch himself warned that the situation might get worse before Australia’s final Super 12s game against Afghanistan and the subsequent finals, should the team qualify.

“Little hammy twinge I think. I’ll get a scan tomorrow. Unfortunately, I’ve had a history with them so we’ll see how it goes. It doesn’t feel too bad at the moment but generally, overnight they can stiffen up. We’ll get a scan and get the full results. Very hopeful (of playing Afghanistan) but we’ll know more (Tuesday),” said the Aussie captain as quoted by cricket.com.au.

 

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Aaron Finch Injured: Skipper Aaron Finch hurt his hamstring while compiling his quickfire half-century, while all-rounders Tim David and Marcus Stoinis failed to take the field during Ireland’s innings as they rested their own concerns.

But it’s the hamstring issue to Finch that is of most worry to Australia, with the 35-year-old set to have scans on Tuesday to reveal the extent of the injury.

“Little hammy twinge I think,” Finch said after the win on Monday.

If Finch does fail in his bid to recover in time to take on Afghanistan then Australia have a few decent choices to include as his replacement. Veteran batter Steve Smith hasn’t been used so far this tournament, while young all-rounder Cameron Green is another option that could be utilised.

Scan to decide fate of Aussie captain Aaron Finch for rest of T20 World Cup

The Australian cricket board may be forced to replace Aaron Finch in the Australian squad as the captain awaits scan results of his hamstring injury ahead of the T20 World Cup, 2000 clash against Afghanistan on November 4, Friday.

The 35-year-old left the field after pulling up sore from a sprinting effort during the powerplay, against Ireland and didn’t return for the rest of the game. Matthew Wade took over as the team’s skipper after the batter didn’t return to the field. Finch’s night was plagued by an injury to his right hamstring during his 44-ball 63, which was his most robust innings for Australia in months and earned him player of the match honours for the Aussies’ 42-run victory over Ireland at the Gabba on Monday.

Tim David and Marcus Stoinis had hamstring issues as well, which caused them to sit out of Australia’s second inning against Ireland, leaving the team with three substitute fielders on the ground.

Although the initial signs suggested that their time off the pitch had been more of a caution than a need, both could be sent for scans before the squad departs for Adelaide, where they play Afghanistan on Friday.

Wade is anticipated to once again assume leadership if Finch were to miss any games for the remainder of the tournament. Australia has not yet appointed a vice-captain for the competition but might need to in the wake of Finch’s injury concern.

Follow ICC T20 WC 2022 LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN

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