Batting prodigy Will Pucovski’s shocking run of bad luck has continued with the opening batsman out of the Gabba Test after succumbing to a shoulder injury.
Pucovski picked up the injury fielding in the third Test and was unable to recover in time to take his place in the line-up for the fourth and deciding Test against India, starting tomorrow.
Pucovski’s absence will ensure the third new opening combination in three Tests, with Marcus Harris returning to the side for the first time since being dropped following last year’s Ashes series.
Harris will resume his place at the top of the order, batting alongside David Warner, who is playing below full fitness after suffering a groin tear in November’s ODI series against India.
After missing the first two Tests of the series, Warner was rushed back into the side for the SCG Test after Joe Burns (dropped) and Matthew Wade (returned to the middle order) failed to fire as a makeshift opening pairing in Adelaide and Melbourne.
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