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Injury Update Of Australian Players Ahead Of Border-Gavaskar Test Series

With the limited-overs done and dusted, all focus shifts on the upcoming four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy which gets underway on December 17 in Adelaide. The hosts have a couple of injury worries leading to the pink-ball match to start of the high-profile Test series.

Currently, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is with the visitors having won the last tour Down Under by 2-1 against the Tim Paine-led side. Australia, who have Steve Smith back in their squad, will hope to regain the illustrious trophy. However, they are strangled with the injuries ahead of the opening Test in Adelaide.

Star opener David Warner is all but out of the opening encounter after copping a blow in his hamstring during the ODI series. He also missed the three-match T20Is. He is expected to be fit in time for the Boxing Day Test. Warner himself admitted that he is not at his peak fitness at the moment and will need 10 more days to get back on the field.

Mitchell Starc joins Australia squad

All-rounder Cameron Green, who impressed in his first international series against India, was expected to make his Test debut in Adelaide. However, Jasprit Bumrah smacked one straight back at him as the ball hit on his head during the ongoing day-night warm-up game in Sydney. He was soon substituted out of the match with Patrick Rowe replacing him.

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Another talented young opener Will Pucovski was expected to play the first Test. But he suffered a head injury during the first warm-up game against India A and has been ruled out of the tie.  Pucovski walked off the field and suffered concussion later with Cricket Australia (CA) confirming recently that he has been ruled out of the Adelaide Test.

Fast bowler Sean Abbott was also seen struggling with his hamstring in the second practice game. There is still no update on his fitness and his availability for the Adelaide Test is not certain yet. However, in a piece of good news, star pacer Mitchell Starc has joined the camp after taking a couple of days of break. He had left the team after the first T20I against India citing health issues back home.

Ankush Das

I am an accountant by qualification, my parents thought their obedient son would study further to become a CA, but I had other things in mind. An ardent Cricket fan is following his passion and making a living watching and working around his favourite sport.

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