Following Aaron Finch’s hip injury during the T20I opener has renewed speculations of Steve Smith’s possible captaincy return in the second T20I on Sunday. Finch seemed to be struggling during the first T20I which India won by 11 runs at Canberra on Friday. Also Read - Vijay Shankar Marries Vaishali Visweswaran, SunRisers Hyderabad Wish India All-Rounder
After the match, Finch gave an update on his injury where he said it got worse as the game progressed and would be going for a scan on Saturday. Also Read - Hanuma Vihari on His Heroic Partnership With Ravichandran Ashwin at Sydney
“It’s a bit of a hip or glute, we’ll wait and see. It progressively got worse throughout the game. I’ll have a scan tomorrow and see how we go.” Finch said post-match. Also Read - India vs England 2021: Google CEO Sundar Pichai Welcomes Joe Root And Co to Chennai Ahead of 1st Test
Smith has not led the Australian side since the sandpaper gate that rocked the world of cricket in 2017. Smith was sacked from captaincy and was banned for 12 months. Now, with him being eligible to lead the national side again, will he wear the captain’s armband on Sunday?
Here is how Twitterverse reacted to the chances of that happening:
With regular vice-captain, Pat Cummins rested and Finch’s availability in doubt – Cricket Australia could make Smith the skipper.
In fact, former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh also took Smith’s name for captain once Finch picked up the injury during the match.