Will Pucovski set to gain shock call-up to Australia test squad

Will Pucovski Named In Australia's Test Squad For Sri Lanka Series class= next-head

Australia's batting is under the pump after a deflating performance in the four-test series against India in which no player scored a hundred, with the hosts arguably flattered by a 2-1 series defeat that was completed when rain forced a draw in Sydney.

The 20-year old Pucovski, who took an "indefinite break" from cricket earlier this summer, has been on the basis on potential for he scored 243 against Western Australia before taking the break.

Batsmen Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh were all dropped from the squad that lost a home Test series against India for the first time.

In-form Joe Burns was recalled for the first time since the South Africa tour early a year ago and could open the innings with rookie Marcus Harris, who did enough against India to keep his place.

Australia's 13-man Test squad: Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Matthew Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Will Pucovksi, Marnus Labuschagne, Tim Paine (capt), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Peter Siddle.

Australia's longest-serving cricket selector Trevor Hohns believes the panel's job has never been so hard, having axed four batsmen while parachuting Will Pucovski into the Test squad after just eight first-class games.

Ford Europe to slash thousands of jobs in turnaround plan
The American automaker expects to reduce the number of vehicles in its line-up to focus on more profitable areas of the market. Audi, VW's biggest profit center, likewise noted more struggles ahead, reporting a 3.5 percent drop in sales previous year .

"Matt Renshaw is a player with the ability to make big scores and at 22 years old has 10 first-class centuries".

The right-hander started Victoria's campaign with a bang, becoming the ninth player in Shield history to score a double-century before a 21st birthday. "We look forward to him joining the squad and congratulate him on his first national call-up". The second test begins at Canberra's Manuka Oval on February 1.

The recall comes despite averaging 19 in this season's Sheffield Shield, with Ashes-minded selectors relenting and citing his recent record in England when reading out his name on Wednesday.

The 29-year old Burns is now the fifth-highest run-scorer in the JLT Sheffield Shield.

He added, however, that the door was not closed and they must now prove themselves again in domestic cricket and the one-day series against India this month.

"They will all feature in the ODI Series against India, and each of them forms an integral part of our white-ball strategy and set-up at the moment as we also focus on our journey to the 2019 Cricket World Cup".

Related News:

  • Elon Musk reveals SpaceX Starship

    Elon Musk reveals SpaceX Starship

    Founded in 2002, SpaceX has racked up a string of launch successes, punctuated by only a few failures over the past 16 years. In December, the Wall Street Journal reported that SpaceX was raising $500 million, taking its valuation to $30.5 billion.
    Deputies agree historic name change for Macedonia

    Deputies agree historic name change for Macedonia

    However, the ball is now in Athens' court as the name change will be effective only once it is cleared by the Greek parliament. Several hundred people have protested against the deal in front of the parliament building in Skopje over the past three days.
    Jasprit Bumrah rested for 3-ODI series, Siraj named replacement

    Jasprit Bumrah rested for 3-ODI series, Siraj named replacement

    He was the leader of the pack and ended up with 21 wickets in 4 Tests, joint most with Nathan Lyon. In his last Ranji Trophy match for Hyderabad against Punjab , he picked up seven wickets.
  • China Takes Wind Out Of Apple iPhone Sales

    China Takes Wind Out Of Apple iPhone Sales

    The company also expects a gross margin of approximately 38 per cent and other expenses to sit around $550 million approximately. The company is expected to report results for the fiscal first quarter of 2019 after market close on January 29.
    Megyn Kelly exits NBC after controversial tenure

    Megyn Kelly exits NBC after controversial tenure

    In an interview on the street in NY with TMZ this week, Kelly said she'll "definitely" be back on television in 2019. Her regret over the comment, however, was apparently not enough to sway NBC executives.
    Simona Halep stunned by Ashleigh Barty in Sydney second round

    Simona Halep stunned by Ashleigh Barty in Sydney second round

    I learned a little bit more in Cincinnati, but today I knuckled down and really thought about it and really gave myself a chance. Earlier on Wednesday, Samantha Stosur was knocked out in a two-sets-to-one loss to Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky .
  • Labor urges government to offer Saudi woman asylum in Australia

    Labor urges government to offer Saudi woman asylum in Australia

    She was reportedly taken to a detention center in the Saudi capital and little more regarding her location or condition is known. Ms Alqunun garnered global attention when she took her plight to social media this week, tweeting that she had "nothing to lose".
    Tottenham boss Pochettino says Man United rumours no 'motivation' for Solskjaer

    Tottenham boss Pochettino says Man United rumours no 'motivation' for Solskjaer

    Solskjaer has won his first five games as United boss but faces his first real test when he lines up against Tottenham . He was a very nice man to speak to and we had a nice chat.
    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she’ll run for president in 2020

    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she’ll run for president in 2020

    Gabbard is now serving her fourth term in congress after being elected in 2012 to the US House, serving Hawaiʻi's 2nd District. Gabbard accused Hirono and other Democrats of discriminating against Buescher's Catholic faith in their line of questioning.
  • Coming to America 2 is 'officially moving forward' with Eddie Murphy

    Coming to America 2 is 'officially moving forward' with Eddie Murphy

    The story sees Akeem returning to America when he learns of a long-lost son and unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. What will Coming to America 2 be about? " He is a true auteur and we couldn't be more thrilled to have him on board".
    Having a beer belly linked to having a smaller brain

    Having a beer belly linked to having a smaller brain

    According to their findings, people with more excess fat around the middle appear to have a shrunken brain and less gray matter . It is possible that individuals with lower volumes of gray matter in some brain areas have increased the risk of obesity .

    Netflix Sued Over "Bandersnatch" By "Choose Your Own Adventure" Creator

    Additionally, the suit suggests that 20th Century Fox has optioned the rights to develop films based on these books. The Choose Your Own Adventure series has sold more than 265 million copies worldwide.


Most liked

GoFundMe will refund donations for Trump's border wall
The problem is Kolfage had already launched his campaign and GoFundMe forbids changing where donated funds will go. The team also believes it can "complete our segments" of the border wall in half the time.

DeMarcus Cousins will make his Warriors debut January 18
He missed the remainder of last season after suffering the injury. "I would say the last two scrimmages that he's had", Kerr said. Tyson Chandler said he initially considered signing with the Golden State Warriors after getting bought out by the Phoenix Suns.

Netflix sued for trademark infringement by 'Choose Your Own Adventure' publishers
Chooseco claims Netflix came looking for a license to use their trademark in 2016, but negotiations fell apart. Based on this claim of alleged infringement, Chooseco is seeking $25 million in damages.

Injuries after gas leak causes explosion in central Paris
Cars were wrecked and other buildings damaged by the blast on Rue de Trévise in the 9th Arrondissement. They have asked people to stay away from the area, to allow emergency services access.

Astronomers Detect Mysterious Radio Signals From Deep Space
The flashes only last for a milisecond but they are flung out with the same amount of energy the sun takes 12 months to produce. Instead it uses digital signal processing to "point" the telescope and reconstruct where the radio waves are coming from.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Kick Off Caribbean Honeymoon
Nick's parents and Priyanka's mother also joined them on the trip that saw the group skiing, hiking and ringing in the new year . The couple hosted a wedding reception in Mumbai on December 20 which had the who's who of the Hindi film industry in attendance.

CoA Chief Recommends Two-ODI Ban for Pandya, Rahul; Awaits Edulji's Approval
It is expected that Pandya may eventually get a two-match ban but Rahul may escape with a rap on the knuckle. Pandya quickly posted an apology on social media.

Rosenthal: The Yankees are now out on Manny Machado, right? Well…
LeMahieu is the second prominent addition to the Yankees' infield, on the heels of last week's signing of Troy Tulowitzki . In 128 games last season, LeMahieu , a right-handed hitter, batted.276 with a career-high 15 homers.

Is Amazon developing a game streaming service?
Citing "two people briefed on the plans", The Information reports that the service likely won't launch until next year at the earliest.

Federal Bureau of Investigation probed whether Trump was Russian agent
As of Friday night, the president has yet to respond to the report, one of the most damning yet in the Russia-Trump saga. Trump also had a criminal aspect, which has always been publicly known: whether his firing of Mr.

Democrats Reportedly Trying to "Rein In" Ocasio-Cortez
They believe the movement behind Ocasio-Cortez to try and help elevate her to a top committee post is undeserved. Ocasio-Cortez, who is extremely active on social media, has yet to respond to the embarrassing report .

Toyota, Lexus recall 1.7 million vehicles due to airbag issues
Japanese manufacturer Takata's front passenger air bag inflators killed at least 23 people worldwide and injured hundreds more. The recalls forced Takata of Japan to seek bankruptcy protection and sell most of its assets to pay for the fixes.

Oil prices down after lower-than-expected inventory draw
The external audit was started as part of preparations for the initial public offering of state oil company Saudi Aramco. Aramco has so far largely avoided bond markets, relying nearly exclusively on its own cash or bank loans.

Chris Jericho Wouldn't Have Signed With AEW Without A TV Deal
It came down to AEW offering him a better deal, which allowed Jericho to work his cruise and with New Japan Pro-Wrestling. We know them, but your average fan doesn't.

Driver crashed into another car while participating in the 'Bird Box Challenge'
He said it was a warning he never thought he would have to give - don't drive while blindfolded. The company sent out a tweet on January 2, urging people not to participate in the fad.