MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 10: Aaron Finch of Australia runs onto the field through flames during game two of the International Twenty20 series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 10, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Australian captain Aaron Finch has conceded his squad are facing fatigue on the eve of the T20 World Cup on home soil following a busy schedule in the lead up to the tournament.

Finch's side have played eight games in 26 days, travelling across India and Australia since the end of September as they look to best prepare themselves for a World Cup title defence.

But while their multiple matchups against India, the West Indies and England have given Australia a refined pathway to aid their selection for the World Cup, each contest has compounded to see a worrying level of tiredness transpire for the Australians.

Following their rain-interrupted draw in Canberra this week, Finch stated that the squad's busy schedule was to help his side 'peak at the right time', however conceded fatigue had come into play.

"I think the guys are probably a little bit tired at the moment," Finch said, via 

"The schedule has been so packed over the last six to eight weeks that we identified a couple of months ago that we wanted to make sure that we're in a position to be peaking at the right time of the World Cup and not beforehand.

"So it's going to be important over the next couple of days to try and freshen everyone up as much as we can.

"We know how hard the guys train, each person trained really well individually and as a group we trained fantastic.

"It's just about guys peaking at the right time and not burning out too early."

Australia are facing a string of injury woes as a result of recent performances, with Mitch Marsh (ankle), Marcus Stoinis (side) and David Warner (neck) all facing limited preparations ahead of their World Cup opener against New Zealand.

The hosting nation will begin their defence in front of a sold-out SCG crowd next Saturday before facing the winner of Group A, England, the Group B runner up and Afghanistan between October 25 and November 4.