Opener Aaron Finch ruled out of Bangladesh T20I series due to a knee injury

Australia T20 Captain Aaron Finch has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of Bangladesh. The experienced opener suffered from knee injury during Australia’s white-ball tour of West Indies. He played all the T20I matches for Australia which led him to aggravate his knee injury.

After his knee injury, Finch sat on the sidelines and did not feature for Australia in the three-match ODI series against West Indies. The decision was taken by coach and team management who felt Aaron Finch needed to go through surgery immediately in order to be fit and available for the upcoming T20 World Cup to be played in October in the United Arab Emirates.

Aaron Finch will go through the mandatory 14-day quarantine period after landing in Australia. Then he will undergo a knee injury and start the recuperation process for the upcoming T20 World Cup that will be played later this year. There is no doubt that Finch is a match-winner for Australia in the T20 format. The youngsters like Josh Philippe will be keen to fill the void left by Finch.

After his talk to the media, Finch said that he was gutted to be heading back to Australia.  He said that he wishes Australian cricket team for the upcoming T20I series in Bangladesh. He said that he will be looking take all the necessary steps in order to get fit in time for the 2021 T20 World Cup to be staged in the UAE in October.

Wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey has been interim captain for the five-match T20I series. Experienced batsman Matthew Wade will act as Carey deputy for the tour of Bangladesh. Last year, Matthew Wade led Australia for a T20I game against India.

Australia is scheduled to tour Bangladesh to play five-match T20I series that is slated to begin from 3rd August in Dhaka.