All-rounder Moises Henriques has been included in the Australian team for the first Test against India while fast bowler Sean Abbott has been ruled out due to injury. Henriques, who was ruled out of the second practice match due to a hamstring stretch, passed the fitness test on Monday. He returned to the Test team after four years. The first Test will begin on 17 December in Adelaide.
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“Cricket all-rounder Moises Henriques has been named in the Australian team for the first Test,” Cricket.com.com reported. The series of injuries to the players of Australia team continues. Abbott was hurt during the second practice match. However, he is likely to be fit in Melbourne until the Melbourne Test starting on 26 December. He will not travel to Adelaide with the team. Henriques last played a Test in Sri Lanka four years ago. He returned to the national team after three years and played a limited-overs series against India.
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He is the second player to be added to the team late after Marcus Harris. David Warner, Will Pukowski are also out of the first Test due to injuries. Cameron Green and Harry Conway suffered a head injury in the second practice match while Jackson Bird was also injured. Marcus Stoinis has a hamstring injury, Ashton Egger has a finger injury while pacemen Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood also have minor injuries.