Sydney: Australian opening batsman Will Pucovski has been ruled out of the final Test against India due to the shoulder injury he sustained at the SCG following which Marcus Harris took his place.
The 22-year-old, who made his debut in the drawn third Test at Sydney, cracking an impressive 62 in the first innings, dislocated his shoulder while fielding in the match.
Pucovski landed heavily in the field when diving to make a save on the final day and later went for scans, which coach Justin Langer revealed yesterday he was already due to have to check on another issue.
Harris, however, has not played Test cricket since the Ashes in 2019 where he was called in midway through the series, replacing Cameron Bancroft and scored 58 runs in six innings. “Harry’s just a no-fuss very good player,” Australia captain Tim Paine. “He’s been working his backside off for a while now, he’s had huge numbers in Sheffield Shield cricket and deserves his opportunity.”