Australia vs India 2018: Aaron Finch Likely To Play Boxing Day Test Despite Injury
It seems like Aaron Finch needs to learn to put his finger in a safe place. Right from Sri Lankan tour, Aaron Finch was continuously being hit on the very same finger to make things look bleak for him. However, thankfully, it always left him to stay fit ahead of the game. Meanwhile, he once again likely to get better in the time ahead of Boxing Day Test.
Aaron Finch suffered finger injury during the second innings of the Perth Test. It saw him being retired hurt as well. However, he made a comeback on the next day to bat for Australia and haven’t taken the field.
Aaron Finch finger injury update:
Finch was cleared of a fracture but News Corp Australia reported the wound was so severe, Finch had bone swelling through his finger. Aaron Finch reveals that it was third time in the last one month to get hit on the same finger.
Finch lasted just one ball upon resuming his innings and failed to take the field during India’s second innings. But the fact Australia named an unchanged squad for the final two Tests suggests he is in no doubt to play on Boxing Day. Meanwhile, Aaron Finch also revealed the nature of the pitch.
“It’s a finger that I’ve broken before in Sri Lanka a few years ago,” Finch was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Thursday. To have it hit three times pretty solid in a month, it just keeps blowing up. But it’ll be no problem for the game. I assume there’ll be a little bit more grass on it,” Finch said.
“I haven’t played a Shield game there but the boys said there has been a little bit more grass on it and it’s seamed around a little, bit but it’s still been on the slower side. I don’t expect that to change a hell of a lot. They’re still the same drop-ins from the last 10 or 12 years … I’m sure they’re trying a different method though,” he inferred.
Well, it seems like Aaron Finch is confident of opening the innings for Australia in the Boxing Day Test. Aaron Finch stitched a beautiful 112-run partnership with Harris on Day 1 of the Perth Test, which made the difference in the match result.