Will Pucovski was excluded from Australia’s first check in opposition to India on Saturday after failing to get well sufficiently from a concussion, with Marcus Harris being known as as much as substitute him.
Pucovski was anticipated to make his debut and open the units in Adelaide from December 17 alongside out of shape Joe Burns after David Warner was dominated out with an injured adductor muscle.
However the 22-year-old, who has overwhelmed two consecutive centuries within the Sheffield Protect this season, was hit within the helmet throughout a warm-up match between India A and Australia A in the course of the week.
Because of his historical past of concussion accidents, the selectors take no possibilities.
“With the wave of accidents in latest weeks we’re lucky to have the ability to deliver a participant of Marcus’ caliber into the check squad,” stated nationwide selector Trevor Hohns.
“On the identical time, we’re dissatisfied for David and Is not going to to be out there for the primary Check.
“We have now taken a conservative method within the administration of Will since he suffered the concussion and hope he and David will probably be again to good well being earlier than the Boxing Day Check.”
Harris made his debut in opposition to India in Adelaide two years in the past and has appeared in 9 checks, however not since Australia retained the Ashes in England final yr.
He is again within the body after scoring 355 factors to a mean of 118.33 in two Protect appearances this season.
Australia remains to be sweating the health of younger allrounder Cameron Inexperienced, who was strengthening himself for a check begin till he too suffered a blow to the top.
On Friday night, Australia Cricket workforce physician Pip Inge stated he had a gentle concussion and was being monitored.
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