2019 World Cup: Aaron Finch promises there will be no love despite Shaun Marsh's 'sacred' injury
MANCHESTER: captain of Australia Aaron Finch he insisted that the intensity of the training sessions of the champions in the World Cup will not increase after the friendly fire finished with the batter Shaun Marsh Participation in the tournament.
Marsh suffered a broken arm injury against Australian bowler Pat Cummins in the Old Trafford nets on Thursday, before his last group match against South Africa on Saturday.
The consolation for Australia, which already reached the semifinals, is that Marsh, who has now been replaced on the team by Peter Handscomb, had already lost his first-choice side.
Shaun is still in surgery at the moment, currently, Finch told reporters at Old Trafford on Friday.
So we just wish you a speedy recovery. I think yesterday it affected the kids a lot.
It was simply unfortunate that he hit him where he did. One inch lower, one inch higher, and it would be fine.
Shortly before Marsh's injury, the fast bowler of the left arm, Mitchell Starc, the main attacker of the tournament, dealt a painful blow to Glenn Maxwell, who hits in the same net.
When asked if Australian eaters were being fed red meat, a smiling Finch replied: No, it was just one of those abnormal things. Shaun got a goalkeeper who followed him a little.
We always take pride in competitive net sessions. We think that keeps you very sharp as a hitter in particular and it was one of those unfortunate things.
Maxxy, the one who received just did not bounce as much as he expected, hit him in the arm, so yes, it was not really anyone's fault.
They were competitive men in the networks and made sure that everyone was ready to play when necessary.
Finch, however, was pleased that Starc was not easing the way to the knockout phase.
Yesterday they were out for a good bowl with a couple of days off, he said.
Obviously there is no malice or anything in it. It was never ideal, but at the end of the day, these things happen in the game.
Saturday's game will be the first time that Australia's hitters Steve Smith and David Warner have faced South Africa since they were granted a 12-month ban for their roles in a ball-handling scandal during a test match in City. from the Cape
But Finch said that the fact that Australia was playing in the Proteas would not provide any additional incentive to the couple.
I think everyone has left, he insisted. There is definitely no more or less motivation than the international cricket itself.
The commercial end of the World Cup is approaching. It does not take much more motivation for that.
The case of ball manipulation was one of several unpleasant incidents during a series with a South African team prepared to retreat in response to Australia's verbal taunts.
But Finch was confident he would not have to keep his players under control on Saturday.
No, no moderation will be necessary, he insisted. The spirit in which the World Cup has been played has been incredible.
The sportsmanship, the camaraderie between the teams has been outstanding.
I think that Australians and South Africans are very similar in many ways. They are very competitive people, passionate about the game.