Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist is confident that David Warner will play in the Sydney Test but is not sure if Will Pucovski would make his debut in the third match against India, starting January 7.

Australia has brought back Warner and Pucovski, who were recovering from a groin injury and concussion respectively, to the squad while dropping struggling opener Joe Burns for the remaining two Tests.

“He’s (Warner) very, very close,” Gilchrist told Fox Sports News.

“The way I look at it, he must have been pretty close to Melbourne the way he rushed down here to make sure he wasn’t caught by any border closures but he obviously didn’t get up for Melbourne.

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“But if he’s moving around a lot as we’ve seen … the Australians will have two days training here in Melbourne and then they head up to Sydney so I…

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