'Bigger than the Queen': Aaron Finch's fan-boy moment with Ash Barty

Ashleigh Barty’s new World No.1 status has helped her jag a ticket for Australia's Cricket World Cup clash with England at Lord's.

Barty withdrew from the Eastbourne International on Monday to allow a long-standing arm issue to settle down before she makes her assault on Wimbledon next week.

The Australian was due to play her second-round match on Tuesday after being given a first-round bye, but she instead cheered on her country's cricketers at that sport's spiritual home.

Ashleigh Barty poses with the WTA World No.1 trophy. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images for LTA)

The match was officially sold out, but the new World No.1 managed to sneak in at the last minute via an invite from Aaron Finch and Justin Langer.

“Unbelievable day at Lords,” she wrote on Twitter with a pic of boyfriend Gary Kissick and coach Craig Tyzzer.

“Thank you Finchy and JL for inviting us and putting on a clinic!! What a venue.”

She was also invited into the Aussie sheds, much to the delight of the players.

As Aaron Finch’s wife pointed out, he looked happier to meet Barty than he did when he met the Queen.

Barty had never been to a World Cup match before.

"If it works out, we'll try and get to the cricket, If not, we'll be watching on telly," she said on Monday.

"I've been In touch with most of them (the players). I heard from JL (Justin Langer) yesterday and we've been in touch over the last few months.”

Barty’s injury scare

The 23-year-old insists the problem, which has affected her right arm since she was a teenager, will not hurt her Wimbledon hopes.

"It's an injury I've had to manage since I was 16-years-old," Barty said at Devonshire Park on Monday.

"It happens when I have a spike in load, it's just a bone stress injury and I need to look after it.

"We know how to manage it but it is important to get on top of it straight away."

with AAP