Will Pucovski, on Thursday, confirmed exactly why he deserves to don the ‘Baggy Green’ as he scored an unbeaten 54 off 100 balls earlier than tea break on his Test debut on the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Ruled out of the primary two Tests towards India as a result of a concussion after being struck on the helmet off a bouncer from Kartik Tyagi in a tour match on the Drummoyne Oval, Pucovski obtained handed his Test cap (#460) from Andrew McDonald forward of the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy collection.
Weakness towards the brief ball
It is a well-documented undeniable fact that Pucovski has a weak spot towards the brief ball, having been struck on his helmet on 9 events in his taking part in profession. Therefore, it got here as no shock as he acquired a barrage of these through the Pink Test. The stress of getting to counter these deliveries obtained to him when he virtually obtained out twice in a niche of solely three overs.
Pucovski’s charmed life
India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, whereas standing as much as the sticks through the 22nd over, dropped him as soon as off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on 26, earlier than happening to spill a second time, 18 balls later, when Pucovski top-edged a shorter supply from Mohammed Siraj.
Less than 4 overs down the road, one other alternative went abegging after there was a little bit of hesitation between Pucovski and Marnus Labuschagne. An underarm throw from Jasprit Bumrah, nonetheless, noticed the 22-year-old Victorian survive within the center.
“The third umpire is looking for conclusive evidence to say the ball has bounced … and in this particular case the fingers weren’t underneath the ball from the keeper.” – Simon Taufel #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/zhroJTRu53
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