Marcus Harris has been added to the Australia squad for the first Test of the 4-match collection vs India.© Twitter
Cricket Australia (CA) on Saturday confirmed that batsman Marcus Harris has been added to Australia males’s squad for the primary Test of the four-match collection in opposition to India on the Adelaide Oval. Harris has been drafted into the squad following affirmation of David Warner and Will Pucovski not being obtainable for choice in Adelaide. David Warner had injured his adductor muscle whereas fielding throughout the second ODI in opposition to India on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), whereas Pucovski sustained a concussion whereas batting for Australia A within the tour match in opposition to India at Drummoyne Oval final week. Both batsmen will now goal a return to group for for the Boxing Day Test.
“Given the spate of injuries in recent weeks, we’re fortunate to be able to bring a player of Marcus’ calibre into the Test squad. Marcus has been in outstanding form for Victoria this season and has had the benefit of facing India’s bowlers in both three-day tour matches at Drummoyne and under lights at the SCG,” National Selector Trevor Hohns was quoted as saying in an official launch.
“At the same time, we are disappointed for David and Will that they will not be available for the first Vodafone Test. We have taken a conservative approach in managing Will since he sustained the concussion and hope he and David will be back to full health ahead of the Boxing Day Test,” he added.
Harris has represented Australia in 9 Test matches and was within the squad who retained the Ashes in England final yr.
He has scored 355 runs at a median of 118.33 in two Sheffield Shield matches for Victoria this season, highlighted by an excellent 239 in opposition to South Australia.
India and Australia conflict within the first Test at Adelaide Oval, starting December 17. The contest shall be performed beneath lights as it’s a pink-ball Test.
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