Khawaja replaces Finch for third T20

Khawaja will take Finch's place on the roster

Khawaja will take Finch’s place in the squad for the third Twenty20 International

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Australia have called up batsman Usman Khawaja as captain Aaron Finch’s replacement for the third and final Twenty20 International against India after the latter suffered a hamstring injury.

Finch injured his hamstring during his superb knock of 74 off 48 balls and seemed to aggravate the injury when he was run out.

Cricket Australia have yet to confirm who will captain the team, but they are expected to make an announcement on Saturday evening.

“It is hugely frustrating to suffer this injury,” Finch said. “I am hoping it will not keep me out for a lengthy period of time, especially with an ICC World Twenty20 on the horizon, but I will be guided by the specialists.”

Australia’s sports science and sports medicine manager Alex Kountouris added: “Aaron suffered the injury to his left hamstring while batting and although it is too early to confirm the full extent of the issue, we do know that it will prevent him playing in Sydney on Sunday. We believe it is not a recurrence of a previous injury he suffered to the same hamstring.

“Aaron will remain in Melbourne to undergo scans and we will be in a position to announce in due course the expected length of time he will be sidelined.”

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