Cricket Australia has decided to send a 10-member group to the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai. Emerging batter Will Pucovski will also be a part of it. The youngster made his debut against India at the SCG in 2021. Since then, he has missed out on the Australian squad due to injury. Former Sri Lankan cricketer Thilan Samaraweera will coach the ten-member group. It appears that Glenn McGrath will also be present with the group.
This group includes will travel to Chennai for a 10-day training camp. The reason behind it is to train the youngsters to play well in the subcontinent. Pucovski scored a wonderful 62 for Australia in the test debut. But for his talent, the batter has missed a lot of matches due to his injury. He will be hoping to make the best use of this opportunity, and will look forward to making a comeback soon.
The tour manager Tony Dodemaide said that the players had already played well in the subcontinent and this would further refine their skills. “Some players have toured the subcontinent in the past so this trip will further refine their skills while others will gain valuable new experience in these testing conditions,” said Tony, while speaking to ESPNCricinfo. This will mean that the youngsters from Australia will train hard in Chennai.
Pucovski will join Josh Phillipe, Todd Murphy, Tanveer Sangha, and Henry Hunt along with others in the group. Australia is well ahead in preparing its youngsters for the future. And this is something that adds to that point. Australia will be playing against Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series starting on August 28. The three matches will be played on August 28, 31 and September 3. The matches will be played at Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville.
Australia recently lost to Sri Lanka in the second of the two-match Test series. The Asian side managed to win by an innings and 39 runs. This might have definitely pushed the cricket board of Australia to train their youngsters. if it does works out, then there is a chance of witnessing a vintage version of Australia real soon.