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Australia opt to call-up Pucovski

9th January 2019, 16:34 by Aidan Perkins

Shaun and Mitchell Marsh have been dropped for Australia's Test series against Sri Lanka but uncapped Will Pucovski has been named.

The Marsh brothers have been omitted, along with Aaron Finch and Peter Handscomb, but 20-year-old Pucovski, who struck 243 for Victoria last month, has been given the chance to impress at Test level.

Matt Renshaw and Joe Burns are also back in the squad for the first time in nine months as the Aussies aim to recover from a disappointing first-ever home series defeat to India.

Shaun and Mitchell Marsh both struggled against India with the former's last century coming in the fifth Ashes Test against England in January 2018, while the latter received a hostile reception from the home fans at Melbourne when recalled for the Boxing Day Test before he was then left out again for the fourth Test in Sydney.

Finch has been left out after a poor average of just 16.16 from the first three Tests against India.

The two-match series starts in Brisbane on January 24 before the two teams head to Canberra on January 31.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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