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Get to know the 5 uncapped players in the Australian Test Squad

November 20, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

The Aussies have included 5 uncapped players in their squad ahead of the Test series against India. They are Will Pucovski, Cameron Green, Mitchell Swepson, Micheal Neser, and Sean Abbot. The Test series is set to commence on 17 December and will include 4 Test matches in total.

Here is what you need to know about these new faces on the Australian side:

1. Will Pucovski

Will Pucovski made his List A debut against Pakistan on 10 January 2017. He started his first-class career playing for Victoria in the 2016-17 Sheffield Season back on 1 February 2017. Pucovski has played 34 first-class matches in total, hitting a total of 1720 runs. With an impressive average of 55.5, Pucovski's highest knock was an exceptional 255 not out.

Pucovski also smashed two centuries in the Sheffield Shield this season, showing how dangerous he could be on his day.

2. Cameron Green

The West Australian made history on his debut in the Sheffield Shield, becoming the youngest player to take five wickets at just 17. Green made his List A debut against Pakistan in February 2017. He bagged to take 3 wickets on his debut, including the likes of Shoaib Malik.

Consequently, Green has also been included in the Australian squad ahead of the T20I series against India.

3. Mitchell Swepson

A right-arm leg spinner, Swepson made his List A debut for Australia in October 2015. He made his first-class debut for Australia 24 days prior to his debut for the List A team.

His career-best performances in his first-class career came against the likes of South Africa A and India A respectively. He managed to put impressive figures of 4-33 against the Proteas, and figures of 4-78 against the Blue Tigers. With such an impressive leg spinner in the opponent’s team, India might not want to take Swepson for granted.

4. Micheal Neser

The 30-year-old bowling all-rounder began his career playing for Queensland’s U-19 cricket team back in 2008-09.2 years prior to that, he made his List A and first-class debut, representing Queensland in both the Sheffield Shield and the Ryobi Cup.

On his first-class debut, Neser managed to pick up 4 wickets on the first day of the match against Western Australia. He also, consequently, made his ODI debut for Australia in 2018.

5. Sean Abbot

Abbot’s breakthrough moment in his career came back in 2013-14, where he finished as the leading wicket-taker in the Ryobi Cup with 16 wickets. He also managed to pick up 27 wickets in the Sheffield Shield that year.

A talented bowling all-rounder, Abbot made his T20I Debut on 5 October 2014. 2 days prior to that, he also made his ODI Debut.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth