Australian captain Aaron Finch’s T20 World Cup dream is not dead after selection boss George Bailey said he’d be given every chance to play Afghanistan on Friday night despite suffering a hamstring injury.
Finch went through a gentle fitness test at training in Adelaide on Wednesday alongside Tim David, who is also under an injury cloud for Australia’s must-win final pool game.
The pair did a series of run-throughs and Finch also stretched the hamstring he hurt in Monday’s win over Ireland that forced him to leave the field early.
Bailey said the pair were “pretty good” but couldn’t lock them in or out for the clash.
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David didn’t field at all against Ireland, but Bailey said both would be given every opportunity to prove their fitness.