The Australian think tank would be burdened with the task of finding an opening batsman after David Warner ruled out of the remaining limited-overs rubber against India. The left-hand batsman suffered a groin injury during the second ODI in Sydney after which he was taken to the hospital for scans. Ahead of the final ODI, Australia is in search of a player who could fill the void of Warner.
Finch in a recent press conference admitted that any team will weaken in Warner’s absence. He added that the management hasn’t picked a player yet but they do have options in the form of wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey, Matthew Wade and Marnus Labuschagne where they could open the innings along with the skipper.
Finch also added that the team’s middle-order has been performing well over the recent past. This form has cleanly reciprocated in the series and with the Australian now being 2-0 in the series gives them the luxury of experimenting with the team during the final match.
Speaking about the significance of Warner inside the team Finch told him as an all-time great in ODI and T20 cricket. The skipper believes there aren’t many players such as Warner to have graced the sport. So, any team that indeed Warner is not a part of will eventually become slightly weaker but Finch assured they have guys that can step and contribute heavily in that role.