ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Aaron Finch Reveals Australia Are Taking Cautious Approach With Marcus Stoinis And Mitchell Marsh To Avoid Injuries

Updated - 15 Oct 2022, 04:47 PM

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Australia National Cricket Team T20I skipper Aaron Finch has revealed that they are taking a cautious approach with star fast-bowling all-rounders Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh to avoid any kind of injuries ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

The T20 World Cup 2022, which is the eighth edition of the multi-nation tournament, is scheduled to be played from October 16 to November 13. In their tournament opener, the defending champions Australia will take on last year’s runners-up New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, October 22.

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Meanwhile, star all-rounder Stoinis recently returned to competitive cricket after recovering from a side injury, in the series against England. He bowled in the first two games of the three-match T20I series, but in the last game, he played as a pure batter in the XI.

After the match, Australia captain Finch revealed the real reason behind Stoinis not being allowed to bowl in the third T20I and said that they were just being cautious with him. He said:

“Stoinis, the reason he wasn’t available to bowl yesterday was just prior injury history, every time that he’s tried to come back and ball back-to-back games coming off the same injury he has struggled and got a niggle on the back of it. So we went with the conservative route there.”

While talking about Marsh, who has not bowled in a game since sustaining an ankle injury in August, Finch said:

“Mitch has been building up his bowling at the moment. He just hasn’t been at the intensity to go into a game that’s required especially so close to a World Cup.”

David Warner would definitely be right for New Zealand. I’m not sure about the warm-up game against India – Aaron Finch

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Finch also gave an update on star opener David Warner’s fitness and said that he might miss out on the warm-up game against India, but he will definitely be fine for the main tournament. He said:

“I think he would definitely be right for New Zealand. I’m not sure about the warm-up game against India. I think he was okay the day after he hit his head and then the following day, his neck got really sore and stiff.

“We’ll wait and see what it’s like. If he’s fit he’ll play. If he’s still a little bit sore, we’d err on the side of caution. I think when you’ve got experienced players who know what they need to do to be ready for a tournament, you’re not too concerned whether they play that game or not.”

Notably, Warner missed out on the third T20I against England due to whiplash in his neck. He had suffered the injury while fielding during the second T20I. However, he was able to bat in that game.

David Warner of australia. PC -Getty
David Warner of Australia. PC -Getty

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