Marcus Harris to replace Pucovski for Brisbane Test
Published: 06:41 PM, 14 January 2021
Australian opening batsman Will Pucovski failed a fitness test Thursday and was ruled out of the fourth Test against India, with Marcus Harris taking his place.
The 22-year-old, who made his debut in the third Test at Sydney, cracking an impressive 62 in the first innings, dislocated his shoulder while fielding in the match.
“Will Pucovski won’t play tomorrow. He tried to train this morning and didn’t quite come up. He’s missing this Test match and Marcus Harris will replace him,” said Australia captain Tim Paine.
Paine added that barring late mishaps, it would likely be the only change to the team that played the tense drawn Test in Sydney, leaving the four-match series locked at 1-1 heading into Brisbane.
Harris, who made his debut against India at Adelaide two years ago, has played nine Tests but not featured since Australia retained the Ashes in England last year.