He’s set to play for Melbourne Cricket Club on January 8 in a premier grade match
But his return is imminent with Pucovski set to launch his latest comeback on January 8 for Melbourne Cricket Club against Kingston Hawthorn in a premier grade match.
“I’m counting down the days…I’m that excited for it,” Pucovski said during Channel Seven’s BBL broadcast on Friday.
A successful return in premier cricket could see him be included in Victoria’s Sheffield Shield side for the second half of the season, which leads into Australia’s Test tour of Pakistan in March.
Eerily, he watched Stars batter Hilton Cartwright get hit in the helmet by a short delivery from Ben Cutting which prompted a mandatory concussion check. Cartwright was able to keep batting while Pucovski provided compelling insight into the concussion check process.
“One of the things about concussion that can be quite difficult is sometimes it can be delayed…you can be batting for another four or five overs then suddenly the grandstand is shaking or something is different,” he said.
Tristan Lavalette is a journalist based in Perth and writes on sports for the Guardian and mailerreport