Finch injured as West Indies win again

17 July 2021 21:48:09 GMTPlus10

Australia are sweating over the fitness of captain Aaron Finch after he picked up a knee injury in Friday's T20 loss against the West Indies.

Australia are priced at 7.00 to win the T20 World Cup later this year and there is room for much improvement following the 16-run defeat in the final match of the series in St Lucia.

Finch's men have lost the series 4-1 and just to make matters worse the skipper twisted his knee and will be touch and go for the opening one-day international on Wednesday.

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As for the game itself the West Indies notched their highest score of the series when making 8-199 which included a total of 17 sixes. Australia fell just short at 9-183.

Despite the crushing series defeat, Finch took plenty of positives and says they can use the series as a learning curve ahead of the World Cup.

"I feel as though we've got some more information," he said. "Plenty of positives to take away and plenty of stuff to think about and stew over and improve on."

Mitchell Marsh hit another 30 runs off 15 balls and has been the star performer for the Australian's throughout the series.

The WA star has now put his handed up to take a position in the top order and Finch has been impressed.

"Mitch Marsh obviously stood out, his first opportunity at number three (he scored) consistently and the role he did with the ball." Finch added.

"This game we were staring down the barrel of 220, 230 maybe more at one point, so to drag it back was really impressive."

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