The ongoing practice games between the Indians and Australia A have proved to be a nightmare for the prospectives vying for a Test spot in the upcoming Test series against the Men in Blue.
After young opener Will Pucovski, who was all set to make his Test debut at the Adelaide Oval on December 17, was subbed out due to a concussion blow that he suffered in the first three-day warm-up fixture last week, all-rounder Cameron Green joined the list in the ongoing game after he was hit on his head by a ferocious Jasprit Bumrah straight-drive.
Cameron Green was immediately subbed out from the game. And, then at the end of the day, fast bowler Harry Conway encountered a barrage of short-pitch bowling by the likes of Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini. Conway suffered a blow on his head and had to be subbed with Mark Steketee.
”Now Mark Steketee, subbed into game as concussion replacement for Harry Conway, has left field. Aus A 14th man Todd Murphy is out there. Coaching staff next in queue if more casualties #AUSAvIND,” Andrew Ramsay wrote on Twitter.
”Steketee is back on. But Test squad member Sean Abbott hasn’t returned after tea and was seen with medical staff sporting large ice pack on left ankle. Former Test opener now Aus A assistant coach Chris Rogers has whites on and is ready to sub field. This is more Hunger Games than tour match #AUSAvIND
Australia is already grappling with injuries to David Warner and the absence of Mitchell Starc, who has been granted leaves on compassionate grounds and he might miss the pink-ball Test at the Adelaide Oval on December 17.
According to the latest update, Sean Abbott has reported calf tightness and he won’t be available to bowl again in India’s second innings. He, however, is expected to bat later in the day, if needed.
Former Test opener now Aus A assistant coach Chris Rogers has whites on and is ready to sub field. This is more Hunger Games than tour match #AUSAvIND
— Andrew Ramsey (@ARamseyCricket) December 12, 2020