Aaron Finch suffers back injury ahead of T20Is against Sri Lanka
Australia have been hit with a massive injury blow as their limited overs captain Aaron Finch is doubtful in Australia’s opening T20I against Sri Lanka in Adelaide next Sunday for the injury he picked up during the match against South Australia in Melbourne last Friday while batting.
Currently Finch has been involved with his team Victoria in the Sheffield Shield tournament. He didn’t play in the Sheffield Shield against Western Australia which began on Friday despite traveling to Perth with the squad. He’s suffering from back strain and may not play for Victoria in the Marsh Cup as well as a real doubt for the first T20I against Sri Lanka.
“It’s in reality a little side strain. It began as somewhat back niggle and it’s only a little tear in my side. So ideally not very long. It’s been seven days since I did it.
“It could a combination of a lot of things. Recently having flown a bit, playing a considerable amount. With the Shield game in Melbourne, plunking down for a day and afterward turning out and attempting to trudge a couple over the rope doesn’t help either. It tends to be a blend of things however ideally, there’s nothing excessively genuine or nothing identified with my back. I haven’t had an excessive number of issues before. Only a couple niggles to a great extent,” Finch said.
Finch is hopeful of playing the first T20I match against Sri Lanka, even he is optimistic about playing the Marsh Cup match against Western Australia on Wednesday. “That will be a combination of myself and the medical staff with an eye to the T20s obviously. If it advances well this week, I’ll play. If I can at present, feel it and it’s a little niggle there I figure the medicinal staff will likely take the preservationist course. It could the morning of the game that that is chosen or it could be the prior night. We’ll need to keep a watch out,” Australian captain said.
“Hopefully I’ll be back pushing to be touch and go for the one-dayer on Wednesday against WA but hopefully all set on Sunday for the T20 against Sri Lanka.”