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Only cutting off of finger can prevent from playing Boxing Day Test: Finch

Finch's right index finger suffered a nasty blow when he was struck in the glove by a Mohammed Shami delivery in the second test in Perth, forcing him to retire hurt during Australia's second innings

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Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch has declared himself fit for the Boxing Day test against India in Melbourne and jokingly said his injured finger would need to be cut off to prevent him from playing in front of his home state's fans. Finch's right index finger suffered a nasty blow when he was struck in the glove by a Mohammed Shami delivery in the second test in Perth, forcing him to retire hurt during Australia's second innings. He came back to face only one more delivery before being caught behind off the same bowler but it mattered little as Tim Paine's ...

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First Published: Sun, December 23 2018. 14:47 IST