Test Cricket: Can Will Pucovski get a call-up to the Australian Men’s Test Cricket Team after his recent double-hundred v Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield for Victoria yesterday

by Sports Benches

One of the new names arrived in the mix in the wake of Australia’s constant batting woes in UAE v Pakistan.

Well, thankfully Nine’s Wide World of Sports’s Instagram Account came up with one idea.

His name is Will Pucovski who plays for his state team, Victoria.


He’s a 20-year old top-order batsman who has just made a name for himself yesterday.

That’s where Pucovski made a double-hundred of 243 v Western Australia at the WACA Ground in Perth.

He’s the second Victorian after Dean Jones to hit a 200 v WA.

Pucovski also became the eighth-youngest batsman to score a Sheffield Shield alongside all Baggy Green Greats:

  • Sir Donald Bradman
  • Clem Hill
  • Doug Walters
  • Darren Lehmann
  • Ricky Ponting
  • Paul Sheahan
  • Ian Chappell

Can Will Pucovski win a Test call-up for Australia?

Yes, we would love to see another young talent coming into the National side.

To be honest, he does look like he has the qualities that will hopefully help fill-in the Steve Smith role.

The way he constructs an innings through long spells reinforces how lucky Cricket Australia & Victoria are grateful to have the development of a young, hungry batsman like Will Pucovski.

He’s justified that many times through his intent & knowledge regarding the basics of batting on all levels:

  • Sheffield Shield
  • Grade/State Level
  • One-Day Cup

But don’t forget, he has suffered a few blows to his head even wearing a helmet.

It does hold his game back a bit & hopefully, these concussions won’t overtake Pucovski.

So yes, he has a very bright future for both Victoria and potentially Australia.

Though, let’s not rush him at a standard that is too high at this stage.

Preferably, Pucovski would keep scoring runs at Shield level and be the No.1 Top scorer by the end of March.

If he can do that, then he can play and be a successful player for Australia in a very long time.

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