Sunday Jul 25, 2021
Australian skipper Aaron Finch was ruled out of the rest of the team’s tours of Bangladesh and West Indies as he faces a knee surgery.
The right-handed batsman, 34, sustained an injury in his right knee during practice, before Australia’s T20I series against West Indies. The injury aggravated during the final match in St Lucia after which he was ruled out of the remained of team’s tours.
He is now in a race to get back on his feet before the T20I World Cup that kicks off in October.
"I'm extremely disappointed to be heading home. This was considered the best course of action rather than travelling 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,” said Finch after getting ruled out.
A statement issued by Cricket Australia said: "Selectors and the Cricket Australia medical team are optimistic Finch will recover in time for the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, which commences in mid-October."