Sydney: Skipper Aaron Finch on Monday admitted that any facet will turn out to be weaker in star batsman David Warner`s absence however asserted Australia have a variety of choices to cowl the sizeable loss.
Warner has been dominated out of the limited-overs fixtures towards India as a consequence of a groin pressure and can miss the remaining white-ball matches. Finch cited wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey, Marnus Labuschagne, and Matthew Wade because the attainable choices Australia can attempt for opening the innings together with the skipper.
“We have not picked a team yet, but we have got a few options. Whether we go Wadey in the side or Marnus comes up and opens the batting, Alex Carey has done a lot of it in the past,” Cricket.com.au quoted Finch as saying.
“But the middle-order has been functioning really well over the last little while. That is the beauty of being two-nil up in the series, you can look to experiment if you want to do that or you can look to play the safe option,” he added.
Finch additionally highlighted the significance of Warner in the taking part in XI and mentioned he’s an all-time nice on the subject of limited-overs cricket. “He is an all-time great in one-day and T20 cricket, I do not think there are many better players to have played the game,” mentioned Finch.
“So any team he is not a part of is going to be slightly weaker but we have got guys that can step and really contribute heavily in that role,” he added.
Australia defeated India by 51 runs in the second ODI of the three-match sequence on Sunday. With this win, Australia gained a 2-Zero unassailable lead in the three-match sequence. Meanwhile, batsman D`Arcy Short, who final performed a T20I in February 2019, has changed injured Warner in the T20I squad.
The Big Bash League`s main run-scorer in 2017-18 and 2018-19, Short has been introduced into the squad as a like for like left-hand energy opener for Warner. Also, spearhead Pat Cummins will miss the remainder of the limited-overs fixtures towards India to have some relaxation till the opening long-from sport at Adelaide Oval from December 17.