Before the fourth Test match to be held in Brisbane, the Australian team suffered a big setback. Will Pukowski, who made his Test debut in Sydney, has been ruled out of the fourth Test due to a shoulder injury. While giving information about this, Cricket.com.au has said that Captain Tim Paine has confirmed this. Markus Harris will replace Pukowski as the opener. Will Pukowski suffered this injury while fielding in the third Test match, after which he had to leave the field.
– cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 14, 2021
The four-match Test series is still at 1-1 and the fourth Test match in Brisbane will decide the outcome of the series. In the Sydney Test match, Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin stood as a rock in front of the winning and Australian bowlers and batted for three and a half hours to draw the match. However, the constant injury of players is a big concern for Team India before the fourth Test match. Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari will not be available for the fourth Test after being injured in the Sydney Test. At the same time, there is still doubt about the fitness of Jaspreet Bumrah and Ashwin.
More than half of India’s team has been injured on this tour, so landing 11 fully fit players in Brisbane is not going to be less than a big challenge for captain Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane has led the team brilliantly after Virat Kohli’s paternity leave. Under his captaincy, the team made a return to the series and won the Boxing-Day Test match in Melbourne. In addition, the team was successful in postponing defeat in Sydney. The decision to send Rishabh Pant over Hanuma Vihari in the third test proved to be perfect for Rahane and the team.