Warner out of England tour, Finch called up


Opening batsman David Warner will miss the rest of Australia's tour in England after he was struck on the thumb in the second ODI at Lord's on Saturday.

Warner was hit on the thumb by England fast bowler Steven Finn with the second ball of the match and took no further part in the game, which the Aussies won to go two-nil up in the five-match series, with x-rays revealing a slight fracture.

Aaron Finch, who missed out on selection in the original squad because he himself was just returning from injury, will replace Warner for the last three ODIs on tour.

Captain Steve Smith said after the match: "It's really disappointing; obviously David will be going home in the next couple of days and hopefully get right for our next tour (to Bangladesh in October).

"It gives another guy an opportunity and hopefully they can come in and do a great job for us."

Finch, who is in England playing for Yorkshire, said: "It's very exciting to be back. It's unfortunate for David Warner for me to come in under these circumstances, that's not ideal, but these things happen in cricket and it's great for me to be back."

The next ODI is at Old Trafford on Tuesday.