Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch has taken a massive blow and is battling a side strain. He was recently ruled out of Victorias’ Sheffield Shield match on Friday against Western Australia and this may force him out of the Marsh Cup 2019 ahead of their opening Australia vs Sri Lanka T20Is in Adelaide next Sunday.
He sustained the injury in a match against South Australia in Melbourne while they were batting.
He may be out of the T20 International series against Sri Lanka but was hopeful to make a return.
In a recent interview with a media daily, he discussed about the issue and called it a minor side strain which was initially just a little back niggle that had a little tear in the side. It has been a week since it happened and he is hopeful that it is not going to take him too long to recover. He will be pushing to go for the one-dayer on Wednesday against WA and will try to be ready to go on Sunday for the T20 series.
He further added that he was unsure of how exactly it happened and could be a combination of things which involves having flown a bit, playing quite a bit, but he is sure that nothing is too serious or nothing related that is related to his back.
Finch hopes that he will play in the upcoming Marsh Cup if he is certain that his side has healed completely, given Australia’s busy schedule as they will be playing six T20Is over 12 days against Sri Lanka and Pakistan later in the month and November.