Opener Aaron Finch, who has scored only a single half-century in three Test matches, might be axed from the playing XI and as per reports, did not bat in the nets. @ Cricket Australia
Opener Aaron Finch, who has scored only a single half-century in three Test matches, might be axed from the playing XI and as per reports, did not bat in the nets. @ Cricket Australia

Sydney: Seven Australian players, including skipper Tim Paine, hit the SCG nets on the first day of the New Year in their bid to get battle ready ahead of the must-win fourth and final Test against India starting January 3.

“Seven members of the 14-man squad – Tim Paine, Nathan Lyon, Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Peter Handscomb and Marnus Labuschagne – trained under brilliant Sydney sunshine in the morning as the nation steadily rose after seeing in 2019,” Cricket Australia’s official website posted.

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During the optional session, leg-spinner Labuschagne, who is tipped to play in SCG was seen bowling to Queensland teammate Khawaja.

Opener Aaron Finch, who has scored only a single half-century in three Test matches, might be axed from the playing XI and as per reports, did not bat in the nets.

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The other batsmen faced the New South Wales bowlers Trent Copeland and Mickey Edwards.