AUS vs IND | Joe Burns dropped as David Warner, Will Pucovski return for third Take a look at in Sydney


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Australia’s Joe Burns sits on the pitch as he awaits a video overview throughout play on day three of the second cricket take a look at between India and Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Floor, Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Dec. 28

Out-of-form Australian opener Joe Burns has been dropped from the Australian squad for the Border-Gavaskar collection in opposition to India and each David Warner and Will Pucovski have been included for the third Take a look at on the Sydney Cricket Floor. 

Burns has been dropped after his scores of eight, 51*, zero and four within the first two Assessments and can Warner all set to make his return after having recovered from the groin damage he incurred throughout the ODI collection in opposition to India. 

Pucovski was more likely to make his Take a look at debut in opposition to India on the Adelaide Oval earlier than he suffered a concussion throughout the Pink Ball observe recreation in Sydney which dominated him out of the primary two video games. 

Australia Take a look at squad: Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Cameron Inexperienced, 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

Nationwide selector Trevor Hohns stated: “David Warner, Will Pucovski and Sean Abbott will rejoin the squad in Melbourne tomorrow night in preparation for the Sydney Take a look at.

“David has made sturdy progress in his restoration from damage and can be given each probability to play in Sydney with one other seven days till the match. Sean has totally recovered from a calf pressure and can be accessible for choice.

“Will is within the closing levels of the graduated return to play protocols and has been symptom free for a while. He can be match to play in Sydney topic to finishing the return to play protocols and an unbiased evaluation.

“Joe Burns has been launched from the squad and can return to the Brisbane Warmth.

“Sadly, Joe’s returns have not been what he or the selectors would really like or what we contemplate he’s able to.”

Australia are presently 1-1 within the collection in opposition to India. They defeated India in Adelaide by eight wickets after demolishing the Indian batting for simply 36, their lowest ever Take a look at rating. However have been outclassed for the same margin on the MCG the place India scripted a comeback of ages. 



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