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  • Joe Burns, Cameron Bancroft return to Australia Test squad for Pakistan series

    first_imgAustralia opener Marcus Harris has been dropped from the Test squad and replaced by Queensland batsman Joe Burns for the upcoming two-match series against Pakistan.Cameron Bancroft has also been recalled in the 14-man squad released on Thursday for the series, which begins on Nov. 21 in Brisbane, after being dropped midway through the Ashes in England.Uncapped bowling all-rounder Michael Neser has been included along with pacemen Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson.Paine (c)BancroftBurnsCummins (vc)HazlewoodHead (vc)LabuschagneLyonNeserPattinsonSmithStarcWadeWarner#AUSvPAK pic.twitter.com/08QnbZ4TLhcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 14, 2019Cricket Australia announced earlier on Thursday that promising batsman Will Pucovski had withdrawn from selection for “mental wellbeing” reasons.Pucovski has ruled himself out of selection due to “matters pertaining to mental wellbeing”, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.The 21-year-old right-hander is the third Australian cricketer to report mental health problems to staff in just over two weeks, with former test batsman Nic Maddinson and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell both taking breaks from the game.Uncapped Pucovski was considered a good chance to be named in the Australia squad for the two-test series against Pakistan to be released later on Thursday.He reported his issue to team management in Perth while playing for Australia A against Pakistan, where he was out for five in the first innings and did not bat in the second.Squad: David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Michael Neseradvertisementlast_img read more