Australia opener Aaron Finch suffered a painful blow on hand while facing pace bowler Mitchell Starc in the nets. However, the injury wasn’t a serious one as he continued to practice after receiving some medical attention.
The Australian team had an expansive practice session at the Adelaide Oval ahead of the Test against India which starts on December 06th.
During the practice session, a vicious delivery by pace bowler Mitchell Starc smashed on opening batsman Aaron Finch’s right hand. The right-hand batsman looked in some pain as he received medical attention from the support staff.
But after some time, he returned to practice with hand straps.
Finch will play a crucial role for the Australian team for the Test series against India as the team is playing without senior players Steve Smith and David Warner.
The opening batsman has experience of only 2 Tests but is known for his solid batting in white ball cricket. The team management has roped him in the Test squad to fill in the void created by Warner’s absence. Finch is known for his aggressive batting and is capable of producing crucial knocks during crunch moments.
He has scored 181 runs in four innings and averages 45.25.
As reported by an Australian newspaper, Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh said that it is a bit of mayo on that from Finchy when asked about the Finch incident.
Marsh also stated that the team has been trained exceptionally well and claimed that they have prepared as best as they possibly can.
At the same time, he was asked about Finch’s opening partner for the first Test. To this, he replied that he hasn’t spoken to ‘Painey’ (Tim Paine) about this but he is sure that we will find out soon.