Brett Lee says India would become favourites to win at the Gabba if Australia is missing Will Pucovski and David Warner. Only one man remains 👀 STORY >>> #AUSvIND
Brett Lee says India would become favourites to win the Border-Gavaskar series at the Gabba if Australia is missing both Will Pucovski and David Warner for the decider.
One of those pieces has already fallen with Tim Paine confirming on Thursday that Pucovski has been ruled out of the fourth Test with a shoulder injury.
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Speaking to foxsports.com.au on Thursday before Pucovski was ruled out, Australia legend Lee said Australia would be in trouble if it had to find a new opening partnership one Test after it was formed.
“I really hope Pucovski pulls through because he’s such a talented player. When you think about what he can offer, it’s brilliant,” Lee said before Paine confirmed the news. “The other worrying sign is David Warner — hopefully he can come up.
“Otherwise we are potentially looking at two different openers at the Gabba. If that’s the case, then I’d have to say the tide turns and India would have to be favourites.”
Paine said Victorian opener Marcus Harris will replace Pucovski in the Australian XI, while there is no update on Warner’s fitness, although he’s expected to play.