Full Name

William Jan Pucovski

Born

February 02, 1998, Malvern, Victoria

Age

23y 171d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Playing Role

Top order batter

TEAMS

Will Pucovski has been earmarked as the of future Australian batting after making a stunning start to his first-class career for Victoria. He almost made his Test debut in January 2019 after being selected in the squad to face Sri Lanka in a two-Test series but was overlooked for the in-form Kurtis Patterson. His early career has also been challenged by multiple concussions from blows to the head and an unrelated mental health issue that he has to continue to manage.

He starred for Victoria at Under-19 level scoring four centuries in a national championships and made his List A debut in a tour match against Pakistan in January 2017 on the back of that form then earned his Sheffield Shield debut in the same season. In 2017-18 he played for the CA XI against England before announcing himself with 188 against Queensland in his second Shield game. His season ended two games later against New South Wales when he was substituted out of the game with concussion after being hit in the head by a bouncer.

In the first Shield game of 2018-19 he became just the eighth Australian after Don Bradman, Ian Chappell, Clem Hill, Darren Lehmann, Norm O'Neill, Ricky Ponting, Paul Sheahan and Doug Walters to make a Sheffield Shield double century before the age of 21 when he made 243 against Western Australia at the WACA. But his mental health issues emerged in that match and he needed to take a six-week break from the game. He made his return in the last Shield match before the BBL and the national selectors felt that was enough to call him into the Test squad. Pucovski looked certain to play against Sri Lanka before Patterson was added to the squad late and got the nod ahead of him. Pucovski needed to leave the squad during the Canberra Test because of further mental health problems.

He returned to Victoria and was a key part of their Sheffield Shield title. He finished the Shield season with 649 runs at 54.08 from just seven games batting at No.3 and was selected for both the 50-over and four-day Australia A squads to tour England in 2019.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test120726236.0012657.14016000
FC243841816255*53.41358050.72662041110
List A1210026413726.4034277.191129150
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1------------
FC24------------
List A12------------
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Australia vs India62 & 1007-Jan-2021SydneyTest # 2402
Australia A vs Indians1 & 23*06-Dec-2020SydneyFC
Victoria vs West Aust202 & 3808-Nov-2020AdelaideFC
Victoria vs South Aust255*30-Oct-2020AdelaideFC
CA XI vs Eng Lions23*02-Feb-2020CarraraOTHEROD

Photos


Will Pucovski suffered the injury while fielding on Test debut
Will Pucovski celebrates as Jasprit Bumrah falls short
Mohammed Siraj brings out a celebration after dismissing Will Pucovski
A moment to cherish for Will Pucovski, handed his baggy green on Test debut
Will Pucovski moves across to flick into the legside
The Indian players appeal for Will Pucovski's wicket