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Injury updates on five Australian players ahead of the Adelaide Test

December 14, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Both India and Australia are trying to figure out their playing XI ahead of the first Test at Adelaide on December 17. The Adelaide face-off is the resumption of the legendary battle between two giants of the game for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In 2018-2019 it was Team India who registered a historic victory against Australia. However, success came against a weakened Australian outfit.

The Australian team will attempt to set the record straight this time. The hosts have a significant advantage considering their winning record in Day-Night Tests. Yet, the Australian side is fighting a battle of a different kind. Their injury list is growing ahead of the Adelaide encounter. 

1. David Warner

The opening batsman limped off the field during the second ODI against India. Warner injured his adductor muscle and ruled out of Adelaide Test. The batsman is likely to make a comeback in the Boxing Day Test.

2. Will Pucovski

Will Pucovski, the promising batsman, is ready to make his Test debut at Adelaide. Pucovski was hit on the helmet by a bouncer from Tyagi during the first practice match. As per the statement from the Chairman of selectors, Will won't be a part of the Australian squad for the Adelaide Test. 

3. Cameron Green

All-rounder Cameron Green was ruled out after he was hit on the right of his head. Green faced a ferocious straight drive by Jasprit Bumrah. He too suffered from a concussion. After the concussion, Cameron Green is currently being monitored by the medical staff.

4. Sean Abbott

The Bowling all-rounder Sean Abbott was added to Australia's injury scare as he did not take the field after tea on Day 2 of the. The player has reported calf tightness. He bowled seven overs and gave away 24 runs without any dismissal. The management is waiting for an update, and his availability for the Adelaide Test is still not exact.

5. Harry Conway

Pacer Harry Conway was not part of the leading team's playing XI. He came in as a replacement during the practice match between India and Australia A.

Conway was struck on the helmet by a delivery from Mohammed Siraj on Day 1. The ball bounced off his glove and hit him on the helmet. After the incident, Conway did not look comfortable and was soon run out.

Conway also suffered a concussion while batting on Friday night. Mark Steketee came in as his replacement for the rest of the game. The visitors conquered the 2018-2019 test series against Australia. However, under lights at Adelaide, despite the injury issues, the Australian side will be in a different proposition altogether.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth