AUS vs IND: David Warner, Will Pucovski Included In Australia Squad For Last Two India Tests, Joe Burns Dropped


2020-12-30 06:50:26

Australia vs India: David Warner, Will Pucovski Included In Australia Squad For Last Two Tests, Joe Burns Dropped

Australia vs India: David Warner has been included in the Australia squad for last two Tests.© AFP




David Warner and Will Pucovski have returned to the Australia squad for the last two Tests against India even as out-of-form opening batsman Joe Burns has been dropped. Warner’s inclusion is a boost for Australia who lost the second Test by eight wickets with their batsmen not able to cross 200 across two innings. Fast bowler Sean Abbott will also join the squad after recovering from a calf strain. Burns, who returned scores of 8, 51 not out, 0 and 4 in the first two Tests, could be swapped with Warner at the top of the order even as the left-hander continues his recovery from the groin injury he sustained last month.

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Pucovski, who was in line to make his Test debut in the first Test in Adelaide, suffered a concussion while batting in a warm-up game. The concussion ruled Pucovski out of the first two Tests.

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Australia squad for last two Tests: 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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