MELBOURNE (Web Desk) – All-rounder Shane Watson will lead the Australian team in the third and final Twenty20 match against India on Sunday, in the absence of injured skipper Aaron Finch.

Finch was injured in the second match at the MCG on Friday.


“It is an honour to be asked to lead the side on Sunday, although the circumstances are far from ideal. We may have lost the series but there is a great deal to play for with the ICC World Twenty20 coming up and you can be sure we will be determined to do well in Sydney,” Watson said..


Finch has been replaced by batsman Usman Khawaja.

Watson is Australia’s second most experienced T20I player with 51 caps, only David Warner (54) has appeared more often for Australia in the shortest form of the game.


Shane Watson will become the ninth player to captain Australia in T20Is.

The 34 year-old all-rounder is Australia’s leading wicket-taker in the T20I format with 41 victims and his tally of 1191 runs is second only to Warner’s haul of 1465 runs.