Australia is set to face a major setback as their limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch has been ruled out of the upcoming Bangladesh tour and will return home. The men in yellow haven’t had the best of times recently as they lost the series 1-4 against West Indies in the five-match T20 internationals and they will now be missing their captain and his prolific batting skills.
Finch has been one of the consistent performers for Australia in the T20 format and he can take the game away from the opponents very quickly. He aggravated his knee injury in the final T20 international against West Indies and had to miss out on the first ODI against West Indies. Alex Carey was named as the replacement captain for the ODI series against West Indies and he might continue to remain so.
Aaron Finch Expresses His Disappointment Over Missing Out
Aaron Finch was quick to notify his disappointment over traveling back home without taking part in the tour to Bangladesh and noted that it was better for him to recover from the injury in due time rather than stressing about the injury. He added that he will be working on getting ready ahead of the T20 Worldcup in October.
“I’m extremely disappointed to be heading home,. This was considered the best course of action rather than travelling to 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.” Aaron Finch told
Finch’s Amazing Numbers In The Format
Aaron Finch is one of the best players in the T20 format going around in the world with a phenomenal strike rate and an excellent average. The 34-year-old is one of the best strikers of the cricket ball and he has scored 2473 runs in 76 T20 internationals at a strike rate of 150.2. He has 2 centuries and 15 half-centuries in T20Is already with the highest score of 172.
Aaron Finch’s injury might also be a big challenge for Australia and to test their bench strength against Bangladesh with most of the senior batsmen not available.