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Lynn, Finch ruled out of Sri Lanka T20Is

Lynn, Finch ruled out of Sri Lanka T20Is
Aaron Finch sustained the injury during fielding in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka.
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Australian batsmen Chris Lynn and Aaron Finch have been ruled out of the upcoming two-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka due to injuries.

In a Cricket Australia (CA) media release, it was revealed that Lynn suffered a shoulder dislocation while participating in a fielding drill.

David Beakley, the Australian team physiotherapist said that Lynn will now return home to undergo further investigations on the injury.

“Chris dislocated his left shoulder whilst diving during a fielding drill at training today,” said Beakley.

“Consequently, he will be unavailable for the remaining matches and instead will return to Brisbane to undergo further investigation to determine the full extent of the injury.” 

Finch, on the other hand, suffered a finger injury while attempting a catch in the fifth and final One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.

According to Beakley, x-rays have shown a fracture of Finch’s right index finger which has ruled him out of the T20I series.

“Aaron was hit on the right index finger when fielding a ball and subsequent x-rays have shown a fracture which means he will not be available for the remaining two T20 International matches.”

To replace Lynn, wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade will stay back for the T20Is while George Bailey will also stay back for the first match in Pallekele.

CA confirmed that Finch will stay with the squad in Sri Lanka and will “assist with 12th man duties for the remaining matches.”

The two T20Is between Sri Lanka and Australia will be played on 6th and 9th September in Pallekele and Colombo respectively.

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