Australia’s T20I captain, Aaron Finch was in doubt of taking place in the T20I series against Sri Lanka as he was suffering from a side strain. But Finch is now confident to join the squad ahead of the T20I series. He said that Pat Cummins and Alex Carey might not have to lead the side as he has recovered from the side strain.
The 32-year-old claimed his recovery from the injury, which he sustained in a Marsh Sheffield Shield Match against South Australia in Melbourne earlier this month, is progressing well.
But he admitted the initial diagnosis had been complicated by the back spasms he suffered around the same time, with the "little tear" to his side not revealed until he underwent scans while in Perth a week ago.
The World Cup skipper did not want to miss the T20I series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The joint vice-captains, Alex Carey and Pat Cummins have not taken a leadership role in the International arena up till now, but there is a slight chance that one of them takes the charge if Finch does not fit well.