[caption id="attachment_781844" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/aaron-finch-n.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-781844" alt="aaron finch" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/aaron-finch-n.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Aaron Finch has his injured finger inspected during the 2nd Test (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australian</a> opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/aaron-finch/">Aaron Finch</a> on Sunday said that the only way he would miss his home Test in Melbourne beginning Wednesday was if someone were to "cut off" his battered finger. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/i-think-india-should-clinch-the-test-series-matthew-hayden-781789">I think India should clinch the Test series Hayden</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Finch was on 25 in Australia's second innings during the second Test in Perth when his right index finger was jammed by a brutal delivery from India fast bowler Mohammed Shami that left with bone visible. <p></p> <p></p>It was the same finger he had broken before and Finch admitted he felt like "it was going to explode". <p></p> <p></p>"It was a bit of a shock. Just the initial pain was the thing that got me," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"Being hit a few times in the last month (made it worse), a couple of times by Starcy (Mitchell Starc) at training then obviously Shami." <p></p> <p></p>But after being given the all-clear by medics, Australia's one-day and Twenty20 captain is determined to play in the Boxing Day Test and resume catching duties in the slips. <p></p> <p></p>"With a Boxing Day Test, being from Victoria (state), it's going to have to be cut off (not to play)," Finch joked to reporters. <p></p> <p></p>"It's going to be a catch and bat today and reassess, but it feels like it's improved 100 percent over the last couple of days," he added. <p></p> <p></p>"I got sent some new bats, so I've been walking around the lounge room and waving them around. It feels okay." <p></p> <p></p>Finch, who is desperate for a big score to cement his place at the top of the order alongside Marcus Harris, said he would continue to review the finger over the next 48 hours. <p></p> <p></p>"But at this stage, it's still business as usual and I plan to field at slip and do whatever else is needed," said the 32-year-old, who spent the few days off between Perth and Melbourne moving house.