Finch to be rested for warm-up game
Australia opener Aaron Finch will miss the warm-up match against Board President's XI to be played at MA Chidambaram stadium here on Tuesday.
However, the right-hander is not in any doubt for the ODI series opener against India on Sunday, cricket.com.au has reported.
The norm of resting a few seniors during warm-up games is not uncommon. All-rounder Hilton Cartwright missed Monday's training session due to illness and is also in doubt, with a decision on his participation to be made on Tuesday morning.
Finch had injured his calf playing for Surrey in England six weeks ago and has been working closely with physiotherapist Alex Kountouris over the past two days in order to be fit for Sunday's series opener. All fit members of Australia's squad are expected to play some role against President's XI as the match is not an official List A fixture meaning each team can field more than 11 players.
Meanwhile, the Board President's XI captain Gurkeerat Singh Mann told reporters ahead the game that he was excited about playing the Australians. "I am excited to play. I made my debut against the Australians. Am happy to get an opportunity to play them again," he said.
Despite having little time to practice and plan, he said the players were ready.
"You need to be ready all the time. All of us have been playing. I have been playing back home. It is also a good opportunity for us to get runs/wickets and carry forward the form to domestic cricket.
"Wherever you get selected, you need to perform. It is about giving our best. We need to keep it simple and perform to our potential," the all-rounder, who has played three ODIs for India said.
- Singles 24 Sep 2017 | Agencies
- Vizag's favourite son-in-law wowed by India 24 Sep 2017 | Akshay Sharma
- Delhi's poor run continues 24 Sep 2017 | Akshay Sharma
- Europe tops World in Laver Cup openers 24 Sep 2017 | AFP
- Struggling Madrid get crucial victory 24 Sep 2017 | AP
- No stopping manchester juggernaut 24 Sep 2017 | AP
- Morgan hopes Hales, Buttler get Ashes chance 24 Sep 2017 | AFP
- Rahane doesn‚Äôt want to think about future 24 Sep 2017 | PTI
- Desperate oz eager for Finch‚Äôs return 24 Sep 2017 | PTI
- Good start is key: Warner 24 Sep 2017 | PTI
Sunday EditionView All
24 Sep 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai
In a clear indication of an irreconcilable rift between it and its senior alliance partner BJP, the Shiv Sena on Saturday staged simultaneous protests at 12 places across the metropolis against the hike in prices of fuel, essential commodities and domestic gas cylinders. Amid intense speculation that Sena president Uddhav Thackeray — during his Dussehra rally to be held next week — might announce withdrawal of his party’s support to the...
STATE EDITIONSView All
24 Sep 2017 | PNS | Ranchi
Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday said that the foundation for new power plant at Patratu — a joint venture of Jharkhand Government and National Thermal Power Corruption (NTPC) will be laid soon. During a meeting with NTPC Chairman Gurdeep Singh here on Thursday CM said that the plant will not only fill the energy gap in State but will also be able to supply power to other States...