Aaron Finch likely to be fit for World T20

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 Finch suffered a hamstring injury in the second Twenty20 against India at the MCG.   -  Reuters

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 seemed to have 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.