Will Pucovski, Australian debutant was taken for scans on the final day of the Sydney Test as the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy continues to be marred by injuries. The debutant injured his shoulder while trying in vain to stop the ball at mid-wicket in the second session of the final day in 3rd Test.
Will Pucovski stayed down on the ground for a few seconds after his failed attempt to stop the ball. He got up and looked visibly in pain, with his teammates coming in to help him. The 22-year-old then left the field.
Will Pucovski Scored 62 And 10 In Debut Test
The opener made a memorable debut as he played an assured knock of 62 in the first innings of his debut Test. Although some poor fielding from the Indian players particularly keeper Rishabh Pant helped his cause, Will Pucovski looked in control for most of his innings.
Australia will be concerned with the latest update regarding Will Pucovski as they are short of options in the opening department. Even though David Warner made a comeback in the Sydney Test, he looked visibly in discomfort while batting and could only manage 5 & 13 in two innings. Will Pucovski missed the first two Tests due to concussion injury but scored 62 and 10 in the 3rd Test after making his debut.
Opener Joe Burns was axed for his poor form after first 2 Tests and Matthew Wade was promoted up the order in first 2 Tests but batted in the middle order at No. 5 after Will Pucovski and David Warner returned in playing XI.
Will Pucovski Has Awesome Temperament And A Bright Future Ahead: David Warner
Will Pucovski was in line to play the first Test against India- a day-night affair in Adelaide, given his impressive performance in domestic cricket. However, he missed the first two Tests at Adelaide and Melbourne after suffering a concussion in the tour game against India A while facing youngster uncapped Kartik Tyagi. Will Pucovski had a long history of concussion injuries, and as a result, he was ruled out of the first two Tests.
The 22-year-old impressed everyone with his sound technique and ability to get behind the line of the ball in the third Test. His handling of the short balls was also applauded as many experts thought it might be his weakness. David Warner praised his new opening partner.
“He looks like he’s at home. He’s obviously scored a lot of runs in Shield cricket. His temperament is awesome … he’s got a bright future ahead,” said David Warner.
With only a three-day break between the third and the fourth Test at Brisbane, Australia will be hoping that the scans don’t reveal anything serious. The hosts will want Will Pucovski to be fit enough to play the fourth Test, which is scheduled to start from 15 January in Brisbane.