While the Indian cricket followers are involved about Indian group choice for the Test matches in Virat Kohli’s absence, the Australian cricket group are dealing with their very own choice dilemmas. A debate has enraged over who needs to be David Warner’s opening associate – the off-again, on-again Joe Burns or the younger and rising star Will Pucovski.
Recently, the Cricket Australia chief selector Trevor Hohns had implied that the choice committee will focus on with David Warner relating to whom he prefers to bat with – a assertion that did not go down nicely with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting.
In a digital press convention with reporters earlier this week, Warner mentioned that he’s comfy with batting alongside Burns. While Clarke mentioned there’s nothing mistaken with what Warner mentioned, he added that Warner is not a selector and his phrases would possibly discourage Pucovski.
“How does Will Pucovski feel sitting on the sideline reading this in the paper? If he does get nod, he’s walking out to bat with David Warner and he’s reading a headline — if you read the article it’s very different to the headline. David Warner doesn’t sit there and say ‘I want Joe Burns, I don’t want Will’ but if you read the headline that’s how it comes across,” Clarke mentioned on Sky Sports Radio’s Big Sports Breakfast.
“So unless Will Pucovski is reading every word, he’s going to think ‘David doesn’t want to open the batting with me, he wants to open with Joe Burns’. So it’s a horrible position for everyone to be in.
“His [Warner’s] comments are fine. He respects Joe Burns, he enjoys batting with Joe Burns, he’s good friends with Joe Burns, but he’s not a selector,” Clarke signed off.
India will play 4 Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is in opposition to Australia.