Aussies hoping Finch recovers for World T20


Australia are hoping to have T20I captain Aaron Finch fit for the World T20 in March after the opening batsman suffered a hamstring injury against India on Sunday.

Cricket Australia's physio Alex Kountouris said scans revealed that Finch suffered a 'moderate grade' injury to his left hamstring and is definitely out of the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand, starting on Wednesday.

Australia start their World T20 campaign in India on 18 March, but Kountouris said they will no more after the 29 year-old starts his rehabilitation program.

Kountouris said: "Aaron had scans on his injured left hamstring that confirmed a moderate grade hamstring injury. This is not a recurrence of the previous hamstring injury that required surgery in April 2015.

"Although this current injury doesn't require surgery there is a period of rehabilitation required before he can resume playing.

"We are aiming to have Aaron fit for the ICC World T20 in India but will have better idea about his fitness for that tournament in the coming weeks once we see how he responds to treatment and a rehabilitation program."