|Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground Date: 6 January|
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Australia has dropped opener Joe Burns and recalled David Warner and uncapped batsman Will Pucovski for the ultimate two Tests in opposition to India next month. Warner missed 1st both test matches with groin injury whereas Pucovski, 22, was attributable to make his debut earlier than suffering a concussion in a warm-up match.
The third Test begins on 6 January.
Having not scored a home fifty this season, Burns was not anticipated to play within the first Test till the accidents to Warner and Pucovski.
The 31-year-old hit an unbeaten 51 within the second innings of the primary Test however made scores of eight, nought and 4 in his different innings – in addition to 4, nought, nought and one in 4 warm-up innings.
If Australia hand extremely rated Pucovski, who averages 247.5 within the Sheffield Protect this season, a debut, Matthew Wade is likely to transfer again into the centre order from his position as a makeshift opener.
Selector Trevor Hohns confirmed Pucovski “has been symptom-free for a while” after struggling a ninth concussion of his profession – not all of them cricket-related – on eight December however he should go an additional check earlier than being cleared to play.
Quick-bowling all-rounder Sean Abbott has recovered from a calf strain and has additionally been recalled to the squad.
Australia squad in full
Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner