Peter Handscomb added to Australia squad

Australia’s regular opener Aaron Finch is ruled out of the first ODI in Chennai.

Peter Handscomb has played five ODIs for Australia.   -  AP

Aaron Finch's loss could well be Peter Handscomb's gain. With the opener suffering an injury and being ruled out of the first One-Day International, Cricket Australia on Friday added Handscomb to its side to bolster the batting line-up.

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Team's physiotherapist Alex Kountouris admitted Finch's injury wasn’t too serious. "He (Finch) has had a scan in Chennai and although we believe it is not a serious recurrence he will not be available for the first few one-day matches here in India," Kountouris said.

Finch aggravated his pre-existing calf injury during training earlier this week. The physio, however, said Finch will remain with the side. “He will remain with the squad whilst we assess the injury and establish his return to play timelines," Kountouris added.