T20 World Cup: Aaron Finch undergoes successful knee surgery, in race with time to be fit for T20 WC – Australia captain Aaron Finch has undergone successful knee surgery, after suffering cartilage damage in the series against Bangladesh. The expected recovery time is of 10 weeks. Finch played five T20Is with the injury which aggravated things. It will be very important for the Australian cricket team that Finch gets fit before the T20 World Cup.
After returning from West Indies Finch underwent two weeks quarantine. After the quarantine, Finch had an operation on Thursday and according to Cricket Australia’s statement, the operation was successful.
T20 World Cup: “His recovery is expected to take 8-10 weeks meaning he should be available for the opening games of the World Cup in mid-October,” the statement added.
Australia faced a crashing defeat against Bangladesh in the T20I series, eight key Australian players were missing from the side. The visitors were also bowled out for their lowest T20I score in the history of T20 cricket. Finch is expected to captain and open the batting for Australia in T20 WC.
Earlier, on Thursday Finch posted a photo from his hospital bed enjoying India vs England Test match at Lord’s and a golf tournament. Finch posted a photo from his hospital bed, where he can be seen watching cricket and golf at the same time. In the photo, Finch’s injured leg can also be seen. He is wearing a knee cap over it. “@kayosports to the rescue tonight in hospital! ,” Finch wrote in the caption of the photo.
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T20 World Cup: Before leaving West Indies Finch had said, “I’m extremely disappointed to be heading home. This was considered the best course of action rather than travelling to Bangladesh, not being able to play and losing that recovery time. I will have the surgery if required and start the recovery process ahead of the World Cup.”