Australia’s Opening batsman Will Pucovski failed a fitness test conducted today & was ruled out of the series deciding fourth test match against India with Marcus Harris replacing him.
Will Pucovski had made his debut in the third test match at SCG & scored an astounding 62 runs in the first innings however he dislocated his shoulder while fielding in the match. “Will Pucovski won’t play tomorrow,” confirmed Australia captain Tim Paine.
“He tried to train this morning and didn’t quite come up, so he will have a bit of work to do with our medicos, I’d imagine, to see where he goes from here. He’s missing this Test match and Marcus Harris will replace him,” said Will Pucovski
Tim Paine also said that this would be the only change to the team that played third test match which was a draw & left the four-match series locked at 1-1 heading into Brisbane. Harris who made his debut against India at Adelaide two years ago has played nine Test matches but not featured since Australia retained the Ashes in England last year.
“He’ll come in and open the batting and looking forward to seeing what he can do,” said Paine. “He’s a no fuss, very good player.”
Australia (probable Playing XI): David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (capt), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood