Off The Field

Pucovski deletes social media apps to avoid hype ahead of 1st Test

Written by Vipin Darwade

Australia batting prodigy Will Pucovski has deactivated his Twitter account to stay off the hype ahead of a potential debut in the upcoming high-profile Test series against India starting next month.

The opening batsman has been earmarked as the next big thing in Australian cricket and thanks to his surreal form in the domestic first-class competition Sheffield Shield, he has generated quite a buzz. In two innings, Pucovski struck successive double-centuries following which he was included in the hosts’ 17-man Test squad for the four-match series against India.

However, Australia head coach Justin Langer has cleared despite Pucovski’s form, incumbent opener Joe Burns will continue to partner David Warner at the top,

“He’s been amazing, hasn’t he?” Langer had said of Pucovski on Friday. “That said … we loved the combination of Joe Burns and David Warner. At this point, I’d say that will remain the same.”

Pucovksi has been in the reckoning for some time now but has been struggling with concussion injuries that date back to a serious hit he took during school football.

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