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Marcus Harris Dropped, Joe Burns Recalled in Australia Squad for Pakistan Series

Australia 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.

  • Reuters
  • Updated: November 14, 2019, 9:16 AM IST
Marcus Harris Dropped, Joe Burns Recalled in Australia Squad for Pakistan Series

Australia 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 picked in the 14-man squad released on Thursday for the series, which begins on Nov. 21 in Brisbane.

Uncapped bowling all-rounder Michael Neser has been included along with pacemen Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson.

Cricket Australia announced earlier on Thursday that promising batsman Will Pucovski had withdrawn from selection for “mental wellbeing” reasons.

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 Neser



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