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22 May 2024

Australia's Finch says he will be fit for World T20

Aaron Finch of Australia plays a shot during game two of the Victoria Bitter One Day International Series between Australia and India at The Gabba on January 15, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Getty Images)


Australia captain Aaron Finch on Monday predicted he would be fit for next month's ICC World Twenty20 competition, after officials said a hamstring injury would not require surgery.

The 29-year-old hurt his left leg running between wickets during a match against India on Friday, eventually limping off the field after being run out.

"Aaron had scans on his injured left hamstring that confirmed a moderate grade hamstring injury," sports medicine manager Alex Kountouris said.

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

Finch is set to miss the one-day series in New Zealand which begins on Wednesday, but Kountouris said it was not a recurrence of an old hamstring injury which needed surgery in 2015.

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

The top-order batsman had little doubt, however, tweeting: "I'll be in."

India will host the World Twenty20 from March 8 to April 3, with Mumbai and New Delhi staging the semi-finals and Kolkata the final.