Tuesday, March 5

Pat Cummins feels Will Pucovski will get fit in time for first Test

Pat Cummins is hopeful that Will Pucovski will recover from concussion injury well beofre the first Test starting at Adelaide on 17 Dec.

Australia’s vice-captain Pat Cummins feels that opener Will Pucovski will recover from concussion injury well in time ahead of the first Test starting at Adelaide Oval from December 17.

Will Pucovski was hit on the helmet by pacer Kartik Tyagi during the first warm-up game between Australia A and India A and was subsequently ruled out of the second practice game starting from December 11.

Pucovski, who scored 495 runs in just 2 Sheffield Shield matches to get into the contention for the opening spot, was on the verge to make his debut against Pakistan last summer but ruled himself out of selection due to mental health problems.

The 22-year-old had also pulled out from the Test squad against Sri Lanka in 2018/19, taking a break from cricket to focus on mental health.

Will is in career-best form, he’s in a rich vein of form that a rare group of people probably ever get to experience and he’s probably a week away from his Test debut.” said Cummins.

While Pucovski is recovering from a concussion, David Warner has been ruled out of the opening Test due to the groin injury he suffered in the limited over series, while Joe Burns is battling a poor form, leaving the selectors with a difficult task.