David Warner and Will Puovski will be added to the squad for the 3rd Test against India. Australia has added both of the players for the upcoming match in the place of Australia’s Opener Joe Burns. He was dropped from the team due to his bad performance.
We know David Warner has been not played in any Test Match due to his groin injury which he picked during Australia vs India ODI matches. But recently he was seen training hard in the nets at MCG to set his return as the Opener for the upcoming match.
Australia might include both of the players in playing XI. Will Pucovski likely to make his debut in the next match. The younger was set to open the innings in the upcoming match he only played a single match during a practice against India A.
Warner and Will Pucovski combination is replacing Joe Burns and Matthew Wade, Who opened in the first 2 Test Innings. Joe Burns has been dropped for his bad performance he scored 8 runs in 51 balls in the first match and 0 runs in 4 balls in the 2nd test. Matthew wade has been retained having given a decent account of himself as a makeshift opener he was also retained from the playing XI.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 30, 2020
David Warner Has Been Made Faster Recovery From His Injury: Hohns
Trevor Hons the National selector for the team was quoted that David Warner, Will Pucovski, and Sean Abbott will join the squad for the 3rd Match Against India. He Informed-
“DAVID HAS MADE STRONG PROGRESS IN HIS RECOVERY FROM INJURY AND WILL BE GIVEN EVERY CHANCE TO PLAY IN SYDNEY WITH ANOTHER SEVEN DAYS UNTIL THE MATCH. SEAN HAS FULLY RECOVERED FROM A CALF STRAIN AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION.Advertisement
“WILL IS IN THE FINAL STAGES OF THE GRADUATED RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS AND HAS BEEN SYMPTOM-FREE FOR SOME TIME. HE WILL BE FIT TO PLAY IN SYDNEY SUBJECT TO COMPLETING THE RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS AND AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT.”
He also added that Current opener Burns has been released from the squad and will return to the Brisbane Heat. He also said-
On out-of-form opener Burns’ axing, Hohns added that has been released from the squad and will return to the Brisbane Heat. He further explained –
“UNFORTUNATELY, JOE’S RETURNS HAVEN’T BEEN WHAT HE OR THE SELECTORS WOULD LIKE OR WHAT WE CONSIDER HE IS CAPABLE OF.”
Meanwhile, India and Australia players will continue to train in Melbourne for the third Test to be held at SCG. The teams will move to Sydney on January 4.
Australia’s updated Test squad: Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner.
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