The opener, who made a half-century on debut on the SCG, has been sidelined with a shoulder damage

Will Pucovski has been dominated out of the ultimate Take a look at towards India because of the shoulder damage he sustained on the SCG with Marcus Harris, the Victoria left hander, confirmed as his alternative.

Pucovski landed closely within the subject when diving to make a save on the ultimate day and later went for scans, which coach Justin Langer revealed yesterday he was already as a result of need to examine on one other problem.

He travelled to Brisbane with the remainder of the squad however didn’t prepare within the two days main as much as the Take a look at.

For Harris, who has been most well-liked forward of shifting Matthew Wade again to open, it is going to be his first Take a look at for the reason that 2019 Ashes when he got here in halfway by means of the collection as a alternative for Cameron Bancroft however made simply 58 runs in six innings.

Harris wasn’t a part of the unique Take a look at squad however was added following the accidents to Pucovski (concussion) and David Warner (groin) which dominated the pair out of the opening two matches. He was then retained when Joe Burns was dropped after the second Take a look at in Melbourne.

Harris was Pucovski’s opening accomplice for Victoria within the Sheffield Defend earlier this season and the pair shared a record-breaking stand of 486 towards South Africa with Harris making 239. He adopted that with scores of 71 and 45 towards West Australia then made 35, 25 not out, 26 and 5 for Australia A within the two warm-up matches.

Pucovski’s shoulder damage is one other robust blow for the 22-year-old who was lastly capable of make his much-anticipated Take a look at debut on the SCG and hit a composed 62 within the first innings.

It additionally signifies that Australia can have used 5 opening batsmen through the four-match collection towards India. Burns and Wade have been paired collectively for the opening two matches earlier than Warner and Pucovski joined forces in Sydney.


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