The last few months have been tough for Australia, especially in T20Is. The ‘Men in Yellow’ have lost their last five T20I series, with the 4-1 drubbing against Bangladesh the most recent setback. However, Australia were without several of their key players during the tours to West Indies and Bangladesh and one can expect them to perform better when the big guns return for the T20 World Cup.
In another positive development for Australia, batting icons Aaron Finch and Steve Smith are on track for full recovery before the marquee event. Smith elbow injury flared up during the first leg of IPL, forcing the batter to pull out of the tours to West Indies and Bangladesh. Last month Smith hinted he may skip the T20 World Cup to be fully fit for the Ashes. However, the former skipper has recovered quickly and is even batting in the nets. The Delhi Capitals’ batter will be available for the second leg of IPL as well.
Meanwhile, Finch recently underwent surgery to mend his knee after picking up an injury on the Caribbean tour that ruled him out of the subsequent ODI series against West Indies and the Bangladesh T20Is. However, the opener is confident of attaining full fitness before the T20 World Cup.
“I’m confident of that (being fit for the World Cup). I think that will help me. The surgery went as well as it could have and I’m walking around with no pain, which is the most important thing at this stage,” Finch was quoted as per saying by Cricket.com.au.
Both Smith and Finch are veterans of the game and their availability will be a shot in the arm for Australia in the showpiece event.
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