Tejas Rathi ∙ Sep 9 2022, 10:30 AM

Will Pucovski returns to competitive cricket after five months

image-l7u924lcWill Pucovski (PC: Twitter)

The talented youngster Will Pucovski has been named in Victoria's Second XI fixture against New South Wales beginning Monday (12 September). 

With this development, Pucovski is returning after five months to competitive cricket, since playing for the Club in April. 

The 24-year-old was a part of the ten-day training camp organized by MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai last month. 

Pucovski's career has been blighted by 11 concussions since 2018, which has kept him devoid of enough international appearances. 

The elegant batter has only featured in a solitary Test match against India in January 2021, while scoring a total of 72 runs.  However, he was ruled out of the series after dislocating his shoulder, during a diving attempt on the field. 

In 27 first-class games, the top-order batter has slammed 1962 runs at a prolific average of 51.63, laced with six centuries. 

Pucosvski opened up about his concussions, injury concerns and his return to the field

"It's been a bit of a reality check - that cricket isn't everything and there is so much more to life,"  

"I definitely have no regrets or sadness because of anything that's happened. It's all a part of the journey to take me to where I am.

"There's going to be tough times and there's going to be great times, and it's about coming back to who you are as a person that matters."

Victorian Second XI Squad: Travis Dean (c), Ashley Chandrasinghe, Sam Elliott, Sam Harper, Campbell Kellaway, Cameron McClure, Jono Merlo, Tom O'Connell, Fergus O'Neill, Wil Parker, Mitch Perry, Will Pucovski.

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