Finch out for up to three months


Australia batsman Aaron Finch will be sidelined for three months due to a hamstring injury he picked up while playing for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Finch suffered the injury while batting against the Rajasthan Royals on the 14 April in Ahmedabad, and Cricket Australia have confirmed that the 28 year-old has to have surgery to repair the damage.

Cricket Australia's physio Alex Kountouris said: "After returning to Australia injured from the IPL, Aaron had scans that confirmed a high grade hamstring injury. As such, Aaron was assessed by a surgeon who felt that he would have a better outcome with surgery.

"Aaron subsequently had surgery yesterday that has gone well. Aaron will now commence his rehabilitation and we expect that rehabilitation to take up to 12 weeks."

It now means that Finch will only start his stint in county cricket with Yorkshire when he recovers and he completes his rehabilitation, which seems likely to be sometime in July.

The right-handed batsman was due to join the English side at the completion of the IPL in May.