Batsman Peter Handscomb has been added to Australia’s one-day squad in India as cover for the injured Aaron Finch, Cricket Australia said Friday. Finch aggravated his right calf during Australia’s warm-up on Thursday and pulled out of the rest of the training session to ice the damaged muscle.
The aggressive opener will not be available for the opening games of Australia’s five-match series against India this month. “Aaron has had a scan in Chennai and although we believe it is not a serious recurrence, he will not be available for the first few one day matches here in India,” team physio Alex Kountouris said in a statement.
“He will remain with the squad whilst we assess the injury and establish his return to play timelines.” The series opener starts in Chennai on Sunday.