“Pucovski has a pretty good experience after coming back from contusions,” says assistant coach McDonald – cricket

While the capless bat Will Puckovski returns to the Australian team for the rest of the series of tests against India, assistant coach Andrew McDonald is confident in the young man’s good performance, if given a chance at the top of the order.

Puckovski is struggling to make his debut as a pioneer for Australia in Adelaide. Unfortunately, he suffered a head injury during the training match and was excluded from the first two tests. This was the ninth concussion case in his career.

The 22-year-old has a strong history of recovery due to the breaks caused by the concussion. Therefore, McDonald’s believes that Puckovsky will have a promising comeback.

“We know about Will’s history and the time he spent with her in Victoria. He had a pretty good record when he returned, “McDonald was quoted as saying by the Australian Associated Press (AAP).

“I think they (the selectors) will put a little confidence in the player if he is mentally prepared. And, clearly, it will be up to the coach once he looks at him to see where he is in terms of skills training. But history would suggest that he says he is right to perform, he has done it a few times and had a good comeback, so (I) will suggest that they will trust the player, “McDonald added.

In 2018, Pucovski scored his first class maiden in the hundreds of months, after suffering two contusions, with only minor blows between them for a Cricket Australia XI against England. The right-hander has also seen two centuries in his last two long, shaky returns.

Pucovski, who joins the Australian team on Thursday night, will attend two crucial sessions in Melbourne before the team moves to Sydney for the third test, starting on January 7 in Sydney.

Earlier this week, former Australian goalkeeper Adam Gilchrist said Matthew Wade, who was relegated to the opening post after the home side was injured, made a strong argument and the management is likely to go with him. at the top with David Warner. However, McDonald’s opined that Wade’s best fighting position is in the middle order.

“Is Wade and Warner the best opening combination for us right now?” I think a lot of that will depend on how Will Pucovski is, “McDonald said.

(With PTI inputs)