The Australian cricket group suffered a giant blow forward of the deciding fourth and closing Test towards India in Brisbane on January 15 as Will Pucovski has been dominated out of the match because of a shoulder harm. Pucovski, who made his debut in Sydney and impressed with a stable 62 within the first innings, injured his shoulder whereas fielding in India’s fourth innings throughout the third Test. Australia skipper Tim Paine confirmed the information when he introduced that Pucovski has been dominated out and Marcus Harris has been included again within the facet to accomplice David Warner. According to reviews, Pucovski didn’t practice in Brisbane and had a brief stint within the indoor nets on Thursday morning however didn’t participate within the fielding drills.
The remainder of the Australian line-up is similar and this offers Marcus Harris an opportunity to redeem his Test profession. Marcus Harris made his Test debut towards India within the 2018/19 collection and he impressed with a few fifties in Perth and Sydney. After a poor run towards Sri Lanka and within the Ashes towards England in 2019, Marcus Harris was dropped from the facet. With Joe Burns failing and the Australian prime order on the lookout for stability within the absence of Will Pucovski, Marcus Harris can be eager to repeat his type towards India and cement his place in the long term for the Australian cricket group. Australia has not misplaced a Test on the Gabba since 1988 and they are going to be eager to make sure that they regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with one other stellar exhibiting at their fortress.
Injury woes for India
Australia’s newest harm replace is nothing with regards to the issues confronted by the Indian cricket group. Before the beginning of the collection, they misplaced Ishant Sharma because of harm. After the tip of the Adelaide Test, they needed to head into the remainder of the tour with out the providers of Mohammed Shami as his arm was fractured following a blow from a Pat Cummins bouncer. In the Melbourne Test, Umesh Yadav was additionally out because of a calf harm. In the Sydney Test, the checklist of accidents solely mounted for the Indian group.
Ravindra Jadeja was dominated out of the collection after dislocating his thumb whereas Hanuma Vihari can also be out after struggling a grade 2 hamstring tear. Jasprit Bumrah has additionally been sidelined with an stomach pressure whereas there’s a main health cloud over Ravichandran Ashwin and Mayank Agarwal. India is predicted to announce their enjoying 11 later within the day, with Ajinkya Rahane fielding a very new enjoying 11 particularly with regards to the bowling line-up.
Australia XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.