Will Pucosvki returns to Victoria’s Second XI squad
Pucovski is set to feature against Tasmania in Hobart from March 6-9.
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Australia opener Will Pucovski is all set to make his return to domestic cricket as confirmed by Victoria ahead of final Second XI fixture. The 25-year-old will take the field against Tasmania in Hobart for clash set to be played from March 6 to 9.
He featured in one Test in January 2021, donning the whites of Australia against India in Sydney. The talented right-hander got 62 and 10 in the game. Thwarted by concussion setbacks throughout the summer of 2021/22 and having taken short sabbaticals from the sport for mental wellbeing later that year, Pucovski was mostly confined to the sidelines.
David Hussey, Cricket Victoria’s head of cricket, expressed his delight on seeing the batters progress and confirmed his spot in the side.
"From the outset we haven't set definitive timelines on his return but having played for Melbourne and the work he's done off the field over the last few months, he feels ready for this and we wish him all the best. We’re pleased to see Will’s progress and his desire to return to Second XI cricket," Hussey was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
"To have Will's experience alongside someone like Harry Dixon will be invaluable. Harry is a player who has shown a lot of promise already in his short career and is certainly someone we're excited to see play at this level,” he added.
Pucovski last featured for Victoria in November 2022, against Melbourne in the Sheffield Shield. He scored 37. After stepping away from the sport due to personal reasons, the 25-year-old had been playing for Melbourne in the Victorian Premier Cricket. Meanwhile, Tasmania lock horns with Victoria at the Lindisfarne Oval in Hobart on Monday, March 6.