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Finch clarifies IPL position, backs T20 World Cup prep

Aaron Finch has walked back his comments warning those who pulled out of Australia’s recent international tours would “find it hard to justify” subsequently playing in the Indian Premier League, which now shapes as vital preparation for a host of key players.

Finch admits he overlooked the effects of bubble fatigue from a gruelling extended home season which was a major factor for the majority of players who opted to stay at home and leave Australia’s T20 and ODI sides severely depleted for series defeats in the Caribbean and Bangladesh.

Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, Marcus Stoinis and Daniel Sams all made themselves unavailable for the tour – as did Steve Smith, due to an elbow injury – after spending months living under strict bio-security protocols.

An already taxing period for those players was capped by a nightmare end to the…

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