Aaron Finch    Getty Images
Aaron Finch Getty Images

Australia faced a setback on Friday morning as David Warner mentioned Aaron Finch would be missing the opening Tri-Series match against New Zealand on Saturday. Finch had missed the last two ODIs against England due to hamstring injury. Travis Head was called as cover. Finch was the highest run-getter in the ODI series against England amassing 275 runs from 3 matches at 91.66 that included 2 centuries and a fifty.

Enlightening more on Finch’s injury, Warner said, He didn t feel like he was up. He went through some run through yesterday with the medical staff, he said he sort of felt it a little bit. We didn t want to risk him going into this tri-series with this first game. He’s going to be on ice definitely, as quoted by cricket.com.au.

Although Warner did not reveal the playing XI to the media, D arcy Short in all likelihood would be making his debut at SCG on Saturday. Short came to prominence when he registered the highest score in BBL during 2017-18 edition. He romped to 122 not out off 69, including 8 fours and as many sixes. Presently, he is the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 504 runs from 10 matches at 56.

Meanwhile, Head has been released from the squad to play the semi-final of BBL for Adelaide Strikers. He would be returning to the Australian camp in Sydney on Saturday.