Will Pucovski has joined David Warner in being ruled out of the first Test against India at Adelaide Oval with Marcus Harris called into the squad as a replacement.
Pucovski suffered concussion when struck on the helmet late in the Australia A match against the Indians at Drummoyne Oval, the ninth concussion he has suffered, which means a likely Test debut has been put on hold.
Warner suffered a groin strain in the second ODI against India and will miss at least the first Test with doubts about whether he will be ready for Melbourne.
Harris played the last of his nine Tests on the 2019 Ashes tour when he struggled against England’s pace attack but has since made some technical adjustments alongside new Victoria coach Chris Rogers. He started the Sheffield Shield season with 239 and made 355 runs in three innings. He has been part of the Australia A side for both matches against the Indians.