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Aaron Finch called up to replace injured David Warner

Aaron Finch called up to replace injured David Warner
Aaron Finch, has been called up to the ODI squad playing against England to replace the injured David Warner.
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Australian Twenty20 International captain Aaron Finch has been called up to the One-Day International squad playing against England to replace the injured David Warner.

Warner was trying to fend a rising short delivery from Steven Finn in the second ODI at Lord's, but took a blow to his left hand, following which he had to walk off the field.

Scans on Warner's injured hand revealed a fracture to his thumb, which means that the left-hander is expected to be out of action for a period of four to six weeks.

Finch himself is coming back from a serious hamstring injury which he sustained when playing for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

After his recovery, Finch flew to England to play in the County Championship with Yorkshire, but sustained a bruised lung and a broken foot in two separate incidents.

Following further rehabilitation, a fully fit Finch was able to return to first-class cricket to take part in Yorkshire’s game against Somerset earlier this week.

Finch and Warner, who have been Australia’s regular openers in the ODI format since 2014, have enjoyed two century stands and three fifty-run stands from 21 innings.

From 49 ODIs, Finch has managed to amass 1,727 runs at an average of 36.74, while scoring six hundreds and seven fifties so far.

Speaking about his comeback, the 28-year-old expressed his sympathy for Warner while stating that he is looking forward to be back in the team.

"It's very exciting to be back," he said.

"It's unfortunate for David Warner for me to come in under these circumstances, that's not ideal, but these things happen in cricket and it's great for me to be back."

Finch will be making his first appearance since the 2015 World Cup final when he faces England in the third ODI in Manchester on 8th September.

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