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Injured Australian batsman Finch set to return


Aaron Finch

Barnsley (England): Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch will make his return to cricket this Thursday after a hamstring injury sidelined him for seven weeks.

Finch required surgery on a torn hamstring he suffered while playing Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in April.

The 28-year-old will make his return in two T20 matches for English county side Yorkshire against Northamptonshire on Thursday, reports Australia’s T20 captain said he’s looking forward to playing this week.

“I’m in a good place and can’t wait to help the side out. I’ve had a couple of nets and I’m feeling good. I will play the two T20 matches arranged at Barnsley on Thursday and I’m hoping I can hit the ground running,” Finch said.

“It is great to be back at Yorkshire. I’ve missed being with the boys. This is a great club that breeds winners. The environment is very positive and hopefully my contributions with the bat will help the club continue to prosper.”