Will Puckovski, Australia vs Sri Lanka 2019
Will Puckovski (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Will Pucovski, the 20-year-old youngster, has been the regular headliner for Australia in the domestic circuit. Of late, he has been the force to reckon for the Victoria team, and also earned a national call-up. Meanwhile, he has been released from the national squad to address the mental health-related issue.

Pucovski returned from a two-month break for treatment on “mental health-related illness” in December. And, was called up by the national team to face Sri Lanka. The 20-year-old batsman was named in Australia’s wider selection for the two-match series but has yet to make his international debut.

Will Puckovsi reported some challenges –  Cricket Australia Doctor

Revealing the news, the Doctor of Cricket Australia revealed that they are releasing the youngster after making some concerns with his mental health. Further, he revealed that the youngster will be out of the game for a few days to get back to normal and start his game again.

Will Puckovski, Australia vs Sri Lanka 2019
Will Puckovski (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

“Will Pucovski has been released from the men’s test squad. He will return home to Melbourne to continue managing his wellbeing,” Cricket Australia Doctor Richard Saw said in a statement from the board. He reported some challenges over the past few days. And, the decision has been made that the best thing for Will’s welfare is for him to return home to Melbourne.”

Will’s decision to speak up is a positive sign:

The Doctor further added that Will Puckovsi is aware of his situation. He added that Will is proactive about it, which is a great sign. He believes that the youngster would cope up with it pretty quickly to make a comeback to Victoria.

Will Puckovski, Australia vs Sri Lanka 2019
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“Will has been proactive in this process and while he has made significant progress. He feels this is the best course of action to get ready to play cricket for Victoria. Will’s decision to speak up. And, continue to ask for assistance in managing his ongoing mental health is extremely positive,” Saw added.

Pucovski has played just eight first-class matches. But, he scored 243 for Victoria earlier this season. Unfortunately, soon after, he opted to take a break from the game to receive treatment for a mental health-related illness.

However, it has been pretty unfortunate for the youngster to suffer the mental health-related issue at the peak of his career. Hopefully, he will overcome it quickly to make giant strides in Australian cricket.


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