AUS vs IND: Pat Cummins Hopes Will Pucovski Will get Match In Time For First Check

Australia vice-captain Pat Cummins is hopeful that rookie opener Will Pucovski will get better from concussion damage effectively in time forward of the primary Check beginning at Adelaide Oval from December 17. Pucovski, who was thought of a sure-shot choice for the series-opener in Adelaide beginning on December 17, was hit on the helmet by pacer Kartik Tyagi on Tuesday through the first warm-up recreation between Australia A and India A and was subsequently dominated out of the second tour recreation beginning December 11. It’s the ninth time that Pucovski has suffered from concussion damage. He had been hit on his head off the cricket area too, which included a knock on the door in his residence in Melbourne and one other time he suffered whereas taking part in Australian guidelines soccer as a youngster.


“It is not nice. However I suppose in cricket it has been unfold out over a number of years. The nice factor is he is been via it and he is aware of learn how to come again. He is clearly bought the very best specialists round him which might be going to assist him,” Cummins was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.

“I want him all the very best nevertheless it’s clearly not very best. You simply need to exit and play sport, you do not need to take into consideration these sorts of issues or your well being. Fingers crossed, he’ll be OK.”

Pucovski, who scored 495 runs in two Sheffield Protect matches to get into the competition for the opening spot, was tipped to make his debut towards Pakistan final summer season however dominated himself out of choice as a consequence of psychological well being issues.

The 22-year-old had additionally pulled out from the Check squad towards Sri Lanka in 2018/19, taking a break from cricket to give attention to psychological well being.

“Will is in career-best kind, he is in a wealthy vein of kind {that a} uncommon group of individuals in all probability ever get to expertise and he is in all probability per week away from his Check debut,” mentioned Cummins.

The senior pacer mentioned that he does really feel for the teen. “In fact, you are feeling for him. The toughest factor I discovered about accidents is essentially they’re completely out of your management. You is perhaps batting rather well or bowling rather well and one thing like this pops up as a significant hurdle. Hopefully he’ll get via it.”

Whereas Pucovski is recovering from a concussion, David Warner has been dominated out of the opening Check as a result of groin damage he suffered within the restricted over sequence. Furthermore, Joe Burns is battling a poor kind, leaving the selectors with a troublesome job.

“I really feel like main into each summer season the dialog is at all times about 5 fast bowlers we have to suit into three (spots). This summer season it was concerning the 10 batters we have to try to match into six (locations),” he mentioned.


“It is superb how simply earlier than the Check begins it usually sort of types itself out.

“It is not a brand new downside. The nice factor is we have (had batsmen who’ve) been capable of play Protect cricket and many guys scored loads of runs. However you need everybody to be accessible in an ideal world.”

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