Will Pucovski, on Thursday, showed precisely why he deserves to don the ‘Baggy Green’ as he scored an unbeaten 54 off 100 balls before tea break on his Test debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Ruled out of the first two Tests against India due to a concussion after being struck on the helmet off a bouncer from Kartik Tyagi in a tour match at the Drummoyne Oval, Pucovski got handed his Test cap (#460) from Andrew McDonald ahead of the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series.

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Weakness against the short ball

It is a well-documented fact that Pucovski has a weakness against the short ball, having been struck on his helmet on nine occasions in his playing career. Therefore, it came as no surprise as he received a barrage of those during the Pink Test. The…

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