Will Pucovski says “I’d say now it’s unlikely he will play in the first Test” in the Ashes series. Australia has suffered an early blow to their Ashes. And hopes as opener Will Pucovski is likely to miss the series in Brisbane. He states Chris Rogers ruled the youngster out of Victoria’s next Sheffield Shield series. Thereby hurting his availability for the Gabba Test. Also, Pucovski is a highly promising domestic batsman. Also, sustained his tenth concussion during a practice session last month. While he seemed to be on track. The recent reports reveal his comeback is uncertain. Thus, it’s a significant blow for the youngster.
Moreover, Chris Rogers believes Pucovski’s availability is likely to come midway. It’s through the series as he is yet to recover from a concussion.
“It’s no doubt a setback. I’d say now it’s unlikely he will play in the first Test. He hasn’t quite recovered as well as hoped to play in this Shield game from the concussion. So in discussions with the medical team and the national selectors, it was felt we give him a bit more time before we select him to play for Victoria,” Will Pucovski said.
Pucovski enjoyed a promising debut against India. He made 62 in his first Test innings. However, a shoulder injury kept him out of the subsequent Brisbane Test. Rogers also revealed that Pucovski is eager to play. It’s been a frustrating time for him. However, he underlined the need to allow him more time to recover. Before facing formidable opposition.
“Lastly, no doubt there’s a lot of frustration for him, he wants to be playing. He hasn’t played for seven months and to walk straight back into the cauldron and have to perform against very good opposition, that is going to be really difficult. The decision is to look after him and allow him a bit more time to prepare in the right way rather than rush him into matches that are going to have a lot of intensity and a lot of scrutiny for him. Of course, he wants to play for Australia for a long time to come,” Will Pucovski said.