Australian team management has called up batsman Peter Handscomb as cover for the injured Aaron Finch for the upcoming ODI series against India.
Finch has aggravated a calf injury during a practice session and due to that, he is ruled out of the initial part of the tour. Now in the absence of Finch, Australia may turn to Travis Head or Hilton Cartwright to open the innings.
The swashbuckling opener had also been rested from Australia’s warm-up match on Tuesday due to the injury, which he suffered while playing for Surrey in England six weeks ago.
Recently, Handscomb returned to Melbourne after the Test tour of Bangladesh and now he will depart for India on Saturday and will be available for selection in Sunday’s series opener.