AUS vs IND: Warner added to the Australian squad along with Pucovski, Rohit joins the Indian team in Melbourne

Australian team after suffering a huge defeat has taken a tough call and have left out their opener Joe Burns who had been their first choice opener for a long time. Burns was given multiple opportunities in recent times but couldn’t deliver. He was still picked for the first test as his contender for the position Will Pucovski was injured in the warm-up match. Along with Will, David Warner was ruled out as well for the first two tests. Burns couldn’t deliver in the first innings of the first test but scored a half-century in an easy chase in the second innings. Burns failed miserably in the Boxing Day test as he failed badly in both innings.

Australia has decided to move on from Burns as Warner and Pucovski were declared fit before the third test. Warner was seen running between the wickets and batting in the nets at MCG. Pucovski was added after he was declared fit by the medical team. The management will take the final call on the duo’s inclusion to the team after observing them in the nets.


For the Indian team,  the post-victory celebrations were added with Rohit Sharma joining the team in Melbourne as he completed the mandatory quarantine set by Cricket Australia. Indian team’s social media handle posted the video of Sharma reuniting with the Indian team.

The head coach of the Indian team has said they will look at Rohit’s role and take the call accordingly on his inclusion in the playing 11 for the third test.