AUS v IND 2020-21: Will Pucovski joins the casualty list; leaves for scans with injured shoulder

Australian opener Will Pucovski injured his right shoulder while fielding on Day 5.

Will Pucovski with a sling on his injured shoulder | Getty

India tour of Australia 2020-21 has seen a lot of runs, wickets, controversies and but has had a long list of injuries as well for a single tour has seen before. The latest addition to the list is Australian debutant opener Will Pucovski, who is down with an injury to his shoulder on Day 5.

In the 86th over of the India's second innings, Hanuma Vihari flicked a tossed up delivery from Nathan Lyon towards mid-wicket and Pucovski made a full-length dive to his right in an attempt to stop the ball. In the process, he hit his right shoulder on the ground and looked in terrible pain immediately.

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He was seen holding his shoulder after managing to sit upright. His teammates quickly got the gist of the hit after he was seen clutching the injured part and came to his aid. He left the field at the end of that over.

Later on, he was seen with a sling on his right shoulder in the dressing room. The latest update from Cricket Australia is that he has been taken out of the ground to a hospital for undergoing some scans to find out the extent of his injury.

Will Pucovski in an important addition to the Australian squad with he earning his debut at the top of the batting order in place of Matthew Wade, who was pushed down the order.

The 22-year-old scored a half-century in his debut Test innings. His brave and skilful knock was appreciated by millions of fans watching the game from around the world.

(With inputs from


By Sameer Deodhar - 11 Jan, 2021

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