Brisbane: Australian opening batsman Will Pucovski failed a fitness test on Thursday and was ruled out of the series-deciding fourth Test against India, with Marcus Harris replacing him.
The 22-year-old Pucovski, who made his debut in the drawn third Test at Sydney, scoring an impressive 62 in the first innings, dislocated his shoulder while fielding in the last match.
“Will Pucovski won’t play tomorrow,” said Australia captain Tim Paine. He tried to train this morning and didn’t quite come up, so he will have a bit of work to do with our medicos. He’s missing this Test match and Marcus Harris will replace him,” Paine added.
It must be noted that Marcus Harris made his debut against India at Adelaide two years ago. He has played nine Tests, scoring 385 runs with two half-centuries.
The fourth and final Test between India and Australia will start from tomorrow at Gabba, Sydney.