Australian Cricket team named batsman David Warner and Will Pucovski in the updated for the third Test against India at Sydney.
David Warner has been undergoing rehabilitation for a groin injury he picked up during the limited-overs series against India.
He has been training hard in the nets at MCG, and looks set to return as one of the openers at Sydney.
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Australia might go in for a complete overhaul at the top of the order with Will Pucovski also likely to make his debut in the third Test.
The youngster was set to open the innings in the first Test itself. Before suffering the ninth concussion of his career during a practice match against India A.
The David Warner-Will Pucovski combination looks set to replace Joe Burns and Matthew Wade, who opened in the innings in the first two Tests.
“David has made strong progress in his recovery from injury. He 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.
“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.”
“Unfortunately, Joe’s returns haven’t been what he or the selectors would like or what we consider he is capable of.”
Australia 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.