January 17, 2022

Legend’s ‘large mark’ over nice Aussie Take a look at hope

Within the race to uncover Australia’s subsequent nice batter, cricket legend Ian Chappell says a giant query mark stays over Victorian Will Pucovski.

The promising teen has suffered a number of concussions all through his profession, disrupting his probabilities of Ashes choice this summer time as a consequence of lingering symptoms.

When discussing Australia’s “misplaced era” of batters on Large World of Sports activities’ Outside The Rope, Chappell raised questions over Pucovski’s potential for future Take a look at choice.

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“Ten occasions hit within the head, how does he get hit within the head 10 occasions?” he requested.

“If I am a selector and I am considering this man has been concussed 10 occasions, am I doing the proper factor by choosing him and placing him in that setting?

“He is bought to play Protect cricket and never get hit. Everybody is aware of that he could make runs in Protect cricket, that is probably not proving something.

“I feel Pucovski has bought the flexibility, however my large query mark is how did he get hit within the head 10 occasions?”

Former Take a look at captain Mark Taylor agreed with the problem raised by Chappell and shared concern over Pucovski’s return to full health.

Will Pucovski has sustained 10 concussions thus far in his profession. (Getty)

“Will Pucovski is the sunshine, he’s the younger god, the 23-year-old that Australia is searching for to be our subsequent Ricky Pointing, the following man who performs 10 to 15 years of Take a look at cricket, and I feel the questions that Ian is proposing are legitimate,” Taylor stated.

“To get 10 concussions – they don’t seem to be all cricket associated, however majority of them are – is of concern as a result of it is clearly a fear for his well being going ahead, but additionally how nicely he performs the quick ball.

“As Ian advised we want multiple Pucovski, we must always to have three or 4 guys – at the least one, possibly two, from the larger states in every Protect aspect – which are belting the door all the way down to say, ‘I am the following man in’, and in the intervening time we do not have that.”

As a consequence of an absence of Sheffield Protect cricket over the approaching months, Pucovski has successfully been dominated out for the Take a look at summer time.

Earlier within the yr, Pucovski made 62 throughout his much-anticipated debut for Australia towards India.

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