Australia’s Playing XI for 4th test: Paine confirms, ‘Pucovski ruled out, Harris to start Aus innings with Warner’

India vs Australia 4th Test – Australian Playing XI for series decider in Brisbane Test: Rookie opener Will Pucovski has been ruled out of the fourth Vodafone Test at the Gabba, with Marcus Harris to take his place at the top of the order.Pucovski, who made his debut in Sydney last week, injured his shoulder while fielding on the final day of the match at the SCG and it was confirmed this morning that he will not play in the series decider in Brisbane.

Australia XI for the 4th Test Match: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

Pucovski didn’t train at the Gabba yesterday and had a short hit in the indoor nets this morning, but did not take part in fielding drills with his teammates.

Skipper Tim Paine has confirmed that Harris will partner David Warner at the top of the order in Pucovski’s absence.

“He tried to train this morning and didn’t quite come up,” Paine said.

“He’ll have a bit of work to do with our medicos to see where he goes from here, but he’s obviously missing this Test match and Marcus Harris will replace him.”

Harris made 239 for Victoria in a record-breaking 286-run stand alongside Pucovski against South Australia in October and played the last of his nine Tests in the Ashes last year.

Australia XI for the 4th Test Match: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

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