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India vs Australia: Peter Handscomb replaces injured Aaron Finch in Aussie ODI squad

AFP
Published : Sep 15, 2017, 12:54 pm IST
Updated : Sep 15, 2017, 12:54 pm IST

Finch aggravated his right calf during Australia's warm-up on Thursday and pulled out of the rest of the training session.

Peter Handscomb has been added as cover for the injured Aaron Finch. (Photo: AFP)
 Peter Handscomb has been added as cover for the injured Aaron Finch. (Photo: AFP)

Sydney: Batsman Peter Handscomb has been added to Australia's one-day squad in India as cover for the injured Aaron Finch, Cricket Australia said Friday.

Finch aggravated his right calf during Australia's warm-up on Thursday and pulled out of the rest of the training session to ice the damaged muscle.

The aggressive opener will not be available for the opening games of Australia's five-match ODI series against India this month.

"Aaron 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," team physio Alex Kountouris said in a statement.

"He will remain with the squad whilst we assess the injury and establish his return to play timelines."

The opening one-dayer starts in Chennai on Sunday.

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