Finch heads home with fractured foot

11 June 2015...Aaron Finch at Barnsley CC. Picture Scott Merrylees
11 June 2015...Aaron Finch at Barnsley CC. Picture Scott Merrylees
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Australian international Aaron Finch will miss the rest of Yorkshire’s season after scans confirmed that the batsman has fractured his fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

He will return to Australia later today to see a specialist in Melbourne.

The Australia Twenty20 captain picked up the injury during the NatWest T20 Blast victory over Durham Jets on Friday at Headingley.

The 28-year-old has had a run of bad luck with injuries this campaign. He tore his hamstring playing in the Indian Premier League, which kept him sidelined for two months at the start of the summer and only last month he bruised his lung playing for Yorkshire’s Second XI.

“That’s the end of the season for Aaron, as far as Yorkshire is concerned,” said director of cricket Martyn Moxon.

“Scans have revealed that he has fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. He will now see a specialist in Melbourne.

“It is a great disappointment for Aaron and the club and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

The club is now looking to extend Glenn Maxwell’s stay to cover for Finch.

The Australian batsman plays his last match for Yorkshire this evening before a two week tour of India with Australia A.

It is hoped that he will return at the end of the month to figure in the County Championship and the Royal London One-Day Cup.

“The plan is for Glenn to return after the India A tour at the back end of July to play in the Royal London One-Day Cup competition and a couple of Championship matches,” added Moxon.

“We are finalising arrangements with Cricket Australia, but expect that to be sorted out soon.”

Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson will join the Headingley club for the final four games of the Championship campaign at the end of August.