Injured Finch set to return home

26 July 2021 14:39:15 GMTPlus10

Aaron Finch will return home to Australia and play no part in the Twenty20 series against Bangladesh as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

Australia are priced at 7.00 to win the T20 World Cup to be played later this year and by acting now they hope Finch will be ready for the UAE and Oman showpiece.

The Aussie white-ball skipper had been carrying a knee issue heading into the T20 series against the West Indies but managed to play through it before aggravating the issue in the final game.

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Cricket Australia have now taken the decision to send Finch back to Australia where he will undergo surgery to hopefully fix the problem once and for all.

"I'm extremely disappointed to be heading home," Finch said of the situation. "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."

It now remains to be seen who will captain the Aussies during the series against Bangladesh.

Alex Carey has been skipper during the two one-day internationals against the West Indies and could be handed the armband once again.

Australia and the West Indies are currently level at 1-1 in the three-match series with the final match set to be played on Tuesday.

The Aussies were leading 1-0 before the West Indies fought back to win the second match by four wickets.

Australia were bowled out for just 187 runs and the West Indies made light work of it when reaching 6-191 off 38 overs.

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