Handscomb added to Australia ODI squad in India


Batsman Peter Handscomb has been added to Australia’s one-day squad in India as cover for the injured Aaron Finch, Cricket Australia said Friday.

Finch aggravated his right calf during Australia’s warm-up on Thursday and pulled out of the rest of the training session to ice the damaged muscle.

The aggressive opener will not be available for the opening games of Australia’s five-match ODI series against India this month.

“Aaron has had a scan in Chennai and although we believe it is not a serious recurrence, he will not be available for the first few one day matches here in India,” team physio Alex Kountouris said in a statement.

“He will remain with the squad whilst we assess the injury and establish his return to play timelines.”

The opening one-dayer starts in Chennai on Sunday.