Australia vs South Africa 2018: Aaron Finch suffers injury scare ahead of 1st ODI

Australia vs South Africa 2018: Aaron Finch Suffers Injury Scare Ahead of 1st ODI

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Aaron Finch suffered an injury scare ahead of the first ODI in Perth. Image Courtesy: Getty

Newly appointed Australia ODI skipper, Aaron Finch suffered an injury scare, as he left the training early in the morning with his finger wrapped in ice after being hit on the glove by Mitchell Starc.

Finch a doubtful starter for Perth ODI

However, it will be a significant blow for Australia ahead of the first ODI against South Africa, which begins in Perth on Sunday (November 4th). Meanwhile, Aaron Finch was facing Mitchell Starc in the first over of the centre-wicket practice at the WACA Ground, as a rearing delivery from the paceman stuck Finch.

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Aaron Finch suffers an injury blow ahead of Perth ODI against the Proteas. Image Courtesy: Getty

Moreover, the blow was so hard that Aaron Finch had to leave his bat immediately. He removed the gloves and inspected his damaged right index finger. For a while, it was looking that Finch can resume his practice. However, after a discussion with the coaching staff and physiotherapist, he walked off the field and went inside the dressing room.

After 15 mins, Aaron Finch came out of the dressing room with his finger dipped in a cup full of ice. The team doctor, Richard Saw was also seen with him who was accomplishing Finch with the injury. However, Sunday’s opening game against the Proteas is set to be the first game as full-time ODI skipper for Finch.

The ODI series to begin in Perth on Sunday

Furthermore, it is still unclear what about the extent of damage that has been caused after the nasty blow. The management will be hoping he can recover from the disaster. Meanwhile, the Australian team needs him severely for the upcoming series.

Interestingly, when the team resumed after drinks break with Aaron Finch out of action, coach Justin Langer made Travis Head the captain. Meanwhile, Carey was padded up ready to bat, and Hazlewood was fresh from completing a batting net session.

Australia Squad:

Aaron Finch (C), Josh Hazlewood (VC), Alex Carey (VC), Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

Arijit Chatterjee

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