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Chris Lynn and Aaron Finch ruled out of Sri Lanka T20I series

Aaron Finch
Australian cricketer Aaron Finch leaves the ground after being dismissed by Sri Lanka’s Amila Aponso. (Photo by ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Lynn and Aaron Finch joined the list of Australians, who got injured during the series against Sri Lanka and hence will not feature in the T20 international (T20I) series against the hosts.

Australia’s physiotherapist David Beakley said that Lynn has dislocated his left shoulder while he was dived during a fielding drill and a further investigation is required to determine the extent of the injury. Whereas Finch was injured his finger while fielding in the final ODI match against Sri Lanka.

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“Chris dislocated his left shoulder whilst diving during a fielding drill at training today,” Beakley said. “Consequently, he will be unavailable for the remaining matches and instead will return to Brisbane to undergo a further investigation to determine the full extent of the injury.”

“Aaron was hit on the right index finger when fielding a ball [during the fifth ODI] and subsequent x-rays have shown a fracture,” added the physiotherapist.

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Shaun Marsh with a broken finger and Nathan Coulter-Nile with a back injury had already pulled out of the series adding to the injury woes for Australia. However, Australia has won the ODI series 4-1 and the David Warner-led side is heading for the T20 matches.

Australia lost the Test series 3-0 but came back strongly in the ODI series and going into the T20I series Australia have an edge over Sri Lanka as they are coming in the back of a 4-1 win. The 2-match T20I series will commence on September 6.

Australia squad for T20I series: David Warner (capt), George Bailey, Scott Boland, James Faulkner, John Hastings, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill (wk), Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa

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