England’s victory over Sri Lanka on Saturday meant the tournament hosts would not progress to the next stage of the competition a year after winning the title in the United Arab Emirates.
That retirement, coupled with a lack of T20 matches until next August, raised questions about Finch’s future after injury limited the 35-year-old’s involvement in the tournament, but McDonald said the issue had yet to be resolved. be discussed.
“Didn’t really think much or spend time on it,” he told reporters. “It’s a bit raw on the back of the World Cup, but he’s got some time to think about it.
“The Big Bash will probably determine his future, how he goes there, his performances, how his body holds up. His body let him down here in terms of his hamstring strain that put him out of the World Cup.
“The next game isn’t until August next year so that gives him plenty of time to recover if he’s willing to go on, if not I’m sure he’ll think about it in the next few weeks and call it up. ”
McDonald was left to rue Australia’s elimination as an opening-day loss to New Zealand and a rain-soaked clash with England left his team in trouble early in the competition.
“Really disappointing, wasn’t in the plan to go back to our home ports today,” McDonald said.
“We had a slow start to the tournament and we couldn’t really get it back. Anytime things are taken out of your control, you feel a little numb about it.”