Pucovski’s current concussion has cleared him to return

The Victoria batter is part of the team that will play New South Wales at the SCG.

Will Pucovski, the unfortunate batter, has recovered from his most recent concussion and has been called back to the Victoria Sheffied Shield team for a pivotal game against NSW.

Pucovski's current concussion has cleared him to return

After being hit on the helmet during batting in a 2nd XI match on January 22, the 25-year-old was unable to participate in Victoria’s last-start Shield victory against South Australia. On Friday, however, Pucovski will start against NSW at the SCG after being cleared to play.

Cricket Victoria’s head of male cricket, David Hussey, said, “Unfortunately, our white-ball campaign came to an end on Wednesday. However, we now turn our attention to putting together a strong Shield performance at the SCG and put ourselves in the running to make the Shield final.”

“It is fantastic to welcome back our captain in Will Sutherland for the Shield after his international debut, while it is also great to have Will Pucovski back in the squad.”

When Pucovski was struck on the helmet last month, his concussion was ruled out at the time, but he started to show symptoms a few days later.

Pucovski has returned to cricket this summer after taking a leave of absence in 2022 due to mental health issues, despite having 11 concussions.

The right-hander, who is recognized as one of Australia’s top young hitters, took a year off from the game before making his comeback.
This season, Pucovski has participated in three Sheffield Shield matches and achieved a maximum score of 65. He has also represented Victoria in a tour match against Pakistan.

In January 2021, he played his one and only Test match at the SCG against India. He made an impressive 62 in the first innings but was later sidelined with a major shoulder injury.

With three games left, Victoria, who is ranked second on the Shield table, still has a chance to play in the home final. They will take seven players with international experience and travel to Sydney at full strength.

With victories in three of their past four games, including two victories over the defending champions Western Australia, NSW has remarkably turned around their campaign.
In the meanwhile, Cameron Green will take the field for Western Australia against Tasmania in advance of the New Zealand Test series. Aaron Hardie is also available for WA following Australia’s limited-overs duty. Before crossing the Tasman, wicketkeeper Alex Carey is eligible for South Australia.

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