After a series levelling loss against India, Australia have brought in David Warner and Will Pucovski in order to bolster their batting. Struggling opener Joe Burns have been dropped from the squad after he failed he get going in the first two Tests.
In his four innings, could manage only 63 runs, which was majorly due to a half-century. He has managed scores of 8, 51 not out, 0 and 4 in Adelaide and Melbourne. The series is locked 1-1 after India won the second Test in Melbourne on Monday.
David Warner, Australia’s regular opener, had missed the first half of the India assignment due to a groin injury.
“Joe Burns has been released from the squad and will return to the Brisbane Heat. Unfortunately, Joe’s returns haven’t been what he or the selectors would like or what we consider he is capable of,” National selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement.
“David Warner, Will Pucovski and Sean Abbott will rejoin the squad in Melbourne tomorrow evening in preparation for the Sydney Test,” he added.
Hohns said Warner would be given every chance to be back in the XI for the third Test starting January 7 in Sydney.