Will Pucovski, the young and talented batsman from Australia was picked in the Test squad of the Border-Gavaskar series. However, Aussie coach Justin Langer, David Warner, and Tim Paine have shown signs that Joe Burns will only open the innings against India. However, Michael Clarke, the former skipper thinks differently and wants the 22-year-old should get his opportunity as he has earned it.
The right-handed batsman is in exceptional form with the bat. He has conquered every bowler in the ongoing Sheffield Shield tournament with class. In the last two first-class games, he has notched back to back hundreds. Overall, he has played 22 FC games in which Pucovski has amassed 1720 runs at an average of 55.48.
Michael Clarke Opines On Will Pucovski
He has received lots of praise from the former cricketers with the likes of Ricky Ponting and others. The 22-year-old is a dashing opener and the biggest contender of Joe Burns, who himself is a brilliant opener. The latter is not batting at his best. But, the Aussie think tank feels that there is no need to change anything in the national side until the results are in their favor.
On the other hand, Michael Clarke has clearly said that Pucovski has done everything that it takes to play for Australia. The former skipper is known for taking brave decisions. And, this time he has suggested Australia take one against Team India. He asserted that the sooner the 22-year-old will get to play at the highest level, the sooner he will evolve as a champion.
“I think Pucovski has done enough. He’s a player of the future, he’s a potential champion. The sooner he plays and works out what he’s got to do at that level, the sooner he becomes the player we think he can be. My belief has always been and will always be (that) you ignore youth at your peril,” the World Cup winning captain told The Age.
Australia is all set to host Team India for three-match ODI and T20I series followed by the much awaited Border-Gavaskar series. The visitors will start their tour with one-day series starting on November 27.