Australian skipper Aaron Finch said that David Warner is most likely to don the keeping gloves in case Matthew Wade gets injured ahead of Saturday’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Earlier, Josh Inglis was ruled out of the tournament after he suffered an injury while playing golf. Instead of picking a keeper as his replacement, the Aussies roped in all-rounder Cameron Green. It means if Wade gets injured, Australia don’t have a specialist back-up keeper.
However, the 35-year-old Finch seems to be happy with Warner’s efforts with keeping gloves in training sessions.
“Probably, David Warner I would think, he did a little bit of practice yesterday. Myself, maybe captaining and keeping, when you haven’t done it before, it’s a little bit tougher. Maybe Mitchell Starc can bowl a few upfront, take the gloves in the middle and then bowl again in the end. But probably David, that’s a risk we are prepared to take at the moment,” Finch was quoted as saying in the pre-match press conference.
The Victoria-born Finch also confirmed that Green won’t take part in the game against Kane Williamson’s Black Caps. Finch also said that Australia picked Green as Inglis’s replacement to give more balance to the team.
“No, I don’t think so. He has just arrived this morning from Perth. He has come in as a cover. We took the risk of not going in with the extra keeper, which obviously has a degree of risk to it. But we feel Cam gives a bit better balance to the squad,” he said.