Aaron Finch’s participation in the upcoming ODI series has become impossible because of his right knee injury issue during the fifth and final T20I against the West Indies.
Finch missed the first two meetings with the West Indies in the three-match one-day international series because of his knee injury. His knee injury forces Finch (Australian captain) to return home back.
He will be kept under treatment once after completing his 14 days of quarantine in Australia.
Cricket Australia released a statement of Aaron Finch and that is, he said: “I’m extremely disappointed to be heading home,” Finch said in a statement released by Cricket Australia.
“This was considered the best course of action rather than traveling 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.”
As we all know The Australia cricket team are scheduled to tour Bangladesh in August 2021 to play five T-twenty International (T20I) matches. Since 2017, it is Australia’s first tour in Bangladesh. It is mainly a match of being practiced for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Matches (5 matches) will be held from 3 August – 9 August 2021.
Captain Aaron Finch got injured by his involvement in the current tour of the West Indies and he prefers to take treatment to take part in the upcoming series in Bangladesh. He wants to pay focus to be fit for the Twenty20 World Cup.
As we all know The T20 World Cup will be played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, and is scheduled to begin in mid-October. This is much more important to Aaron Finch.
The Australians had lost Saturday’s match by four wickets but on the other hand, they had managed to win their first one-day meeting with the West Indies by 133 runs. Finch missed the first two ODIs against West Indies and now will also be absent from the third one and at the same time the five-match T20 series in Bangladesh in August as we mentioned before.
Who will take the next captaincy of Australia?
After Aaron Finch was ruled out of the first ODI against West Indies in Barbados, Alex Carey will become the 26th man to captain Australia in one-day international cricket.
Alex Carey was earlier nominated as the co-vice captain of the squad. However, he was removed from the role. Despite the squad is also bare of senior members like Steve Smith and David Warner, who have previously led the nation in the format.
Carey has also previously been the captain of Australia. And now again after receiving the responsibility of captaining the team. He expressed his feeling by saying: “To the captain, Australia is one of the greatest privileges in sport and honor I am extremely thankful to receive. Finchy is our captain and we will welcome him back with open arms when he is fully fit, so for now I hope I can fill the role to his extremely high standards.”
Alex Carey will lead Australia in their one-day series opener against West Indies. Carey will serve as a stand-in skipper on Wednesday’s match.
Finch’s injury is not good news for the Australia squad at all. However, national selectors asked Gloveman Carey to play the role of the captaincy of the Australian team and hope for the best.