The pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood additionally didn’t bowl throughout the optional coaching session as all bowlers look to recuperate after a tough toil on the fifth and remaining day of the Sydney Test.
“Opener Will Pucovski was restricted to field training and did not bat while the fast bowlers, aside from Cameron Green, did not bowl during the optional session but also did light on-field training,” Cricket Australia stated in an official launch.
Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday had confirmed that Pucovski suffered a shoulder subluxation harm in the Sydney Test and his participation in the fourth and remaining Test towards India hangs in the stability.
Australia head coach Justin Langer on Wednesday stated that he’s hopeful of seeing the opening batsman play the fourth and remaining Test towards India.
“We will probably know tonight I reckon, whether he will be right to go. It will either be a quick turnaround and he is back up and into it, or it might be a few weeks. He is a young guy, he has just played his first Test,” Langer stated in a digital press convention on Wednesday.
“So mentally he is going to be exhausted anyway. We will keep an eye on how he pulls up today. With shoulders, as long as he can bat okay and catch — it is not as big a deal in Test cricket. We are really hopeful he will get up. If he does not, then the obvious thing is Marcus Harris would come in as the opener,” he added.
Batting out 258 balls with a fierce dwelling group throwing every little thing it had up its sleeves is not any imply feat. But the Indian duo of Hanuma Vihari and R Ashwin stood floor and managed to just do that as they eked out a draw in what was an motion-packed fifth day.
India and Australia will lock horns in the fourth and remaining Test in Brisbane starting January 15. The hosts had received the primary Test, whereas the guests got here again strongly in the second, and at the moment the collection stands degree at 1-1.