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Aaron Finch ruled out of Australia's Bangladesh tour with knee injury

25 Jul 2021

Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch has been ruled out of the Bangladesh tour due to knee injury and the opener will leave for Australia from Barbados on Sunday.

Finch sustained the injury during a practice session leading into the T20I Series against the West Indies in St Lucia, which he further aggravated in the final game of that series which the hosts won 4-1.

Further, the attacking batsman also missed the starting 2 ODIs versus West Indies with Alex Carey captaining the side in his absence. Finch is expected to undergo a knee surgery after completing a 14-day quarantine period in Australia.

“I’m extremely disappointed to be heading home,” Finch said.

“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.”

With the ODI series level at 1-1, wicketkeeper Alex Carey will continue to captain Australia for the final ODI match on Monday in Barbados.

Selectors will decide on a T20I captain ahead of the 5-match series against Bangladesh in Dhaka which will be held from August 3 to 9. Notably, wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade was the vice-captain of the T20I side in West Indies. Also, he captained Australia against India last year.

The absence of Finch will further deplete Australia's batting line-up, with Steve Smith, David Warner, Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne and Glenn Maxwell all missing the Caribbean and Bangladesh tours.

Matches

India tour of England 2022

5th Test, Birmingham, 01-04 July 2022

Ind Ind
416/10 & 245/10 (. ov)
Eng Eng
284/10 & 378/3 (. ov) (Target

England won by 7 wickets

Bangladesh tour of West Indies 2022

2nd T20I, Roseau, 03 July, 2022

WI WI
193/5 & / (20. ov)
Ban Ban
158/6 & / (20. ov) (Target

West Indies won by 35 runs

Bangladesh tour of West Indies 2022

1st T20I, Roseau, 02 July, 2022

Ban Ban
105/8 & / (13. ov)
WI WI
/ & / (. ov) (Target

No result

Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2022

1st Test, Galle, 29 June -03 July, 2022

SL SL
212/10 & 113/10 (. ov)
Aus Aus
313/8 & 10/10 (. ov) (Target 5

Australia won by 10 wickets