Melbourne, 30 December: For the next two Tests against India, David Warner and Will Pukowski have returned to the Australian team but the out-of-form opener Joe Burns has been dropped. Burns has scored just one half-century in four innings. In Adelaide, he scored eight and an unbeaten 51, while in Melbourne he was dismissed at 0 and 4. India lost the Melbourne Test after losing the Adelaide Test.
Warner, who was ruled out of the first two Tests due to a groin injury, is now fit. Pukowski is also now fit to play the Sydney Test after suffering a head injury in the second practice match. Trevar Hones, Australia’s chief selector, said, “Joe Burns has been left out of the team who will play for Brisbane Hits.” He was not able to perform to the best of his ability. David Warner, Will Pukowski and Sean Abbott join the team in Melbourne tomorrow. “The third Test will begin on January 7.
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