Warner: Finch’s career is far from over

Australia

David Warner insists Aaron Finch's international career is far from the over despite the opener being left out of Australia's first two games at the World T20.

The 29-year-old Finch, who was replaced as Australia's T20I captain by Steve Smith on the eve of the global tournament, has seen Usman Khawaja chosen ahead of him as Shane Watson's opening partner.

Khawaja has been the Aussies' best batsman scoring 38 and 58 in the two matches justifying his place in the team and Warner says the squad knew some tough selections calls had to be made.

Warner said: "He (Finch) is extremely disappointed. I've spoken to him a couple of times about it and its quite tough, this game.

"You hear a lot of talk about Uzzy (Khawaja) should be playing the one-day format, T20 format. He's put a lot of numbers on the board and been given his opportunity.

"We knew at the beginning of this tournament there were going to be some tough selections. You have to accept that as a professional cricketer and the way he's dealt with it, he's been fantastic.

"I know he's disappointed but his career definitely isn't over, far from it."

Australia's next game in the tournament is against Pakistan in Mohali on Friday.

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