Moises Henriques Recalled as Sean Abbott is out of the 1st Test

Moises Henriques
After Limited Overs Comeback, Moises Henriques returns to the Test Squad

Moises Henriques has joined Australia’s Test squad as cover for Cameron Green.

Green has been making good progress on the concussion he suffered in the warm-up game.

He looks good to recover before the first Test and is flying to Adelaide with Henriques and Mitchell Starc.

Australia’s injury woes continue to grow, as they lose Sean Abbott for the first Test.

Sean Abbott complained of calf tightness during the second warm-up game, and scans revealed that he did not have a tear.

Though there is no tear, Sean Abbott has a calf strain that keeps him out of contention.

He will remain in Sydney for the rehabilitation and will join the squad for the second Test.

Sean Abbott isn’t a likely contender for the first XI but is present as a back-up bowler.

Sean Abbott out with Calf Strain


With other pacers in the side, Sean Abbott’s absence may not be a worry unless there are more squad injuries.

Sean Abbott hasn’t been in great form, returning expensive figures in the ODI and three T20s against India.

Moises Henriques makes another comeback.

Earlier, he returned to the shorter formats against India and will be joining the Australian Test squad.

Moises Henriques missed the tour game due to a mild hamstring strain.

After the second ODI, he also complained about mild soreness, as his bowling workload increased suddenly.

He has now recovered and passed the fitness tests.

His recovery will allow Australia to have more batting options, and in case Cameron Green misses out, a player who can roll his arm over.

Moises Henriques is the latest addition to a squad that has already been impacted by injuries.

David Warner was the first player to be ruled out after a groin injury suffered in the second ODI.


After his exclusion, Will Pucovski suffered a concussion and is also ruled out.

Pucovski’s injury now leaves doubts in Australia’s opening combination for the first Test.

He has been replaced by Marcus Harris, who has played nine Tests.

Joe Burns has also been struggling with the bat, and the injuries may give him another chance to prove himself during the Adelaide Test.

There have been several concussions, which has recently affected Cameron Green as well.

Hit by a ball that came straight back at him, Cameron Green was subbed out of the practice game.

With the protocols suggesting time off after a concussion, Green’s place is in the balance.

Sean Abbott is the latest casualty, with a calf strain.

He isn’t a likely contender for the starting XI but is a sufficient cover for the other pacers.

Amid all the injuries, there has been some good news in the Australian camp.

Mitchell Starc will be playing the first Test after taking time off due to personal reasons.

He will be flying to Adelaide along with Moises Henriques.

Despite the uncertainty around Cameron Green, Green is also traveling and will be with the first test squad.

Moises Henriques last played a Test in 2016.

He was a part of the Australian side to get whitewashed in Sri Lanka and made another comeback.

He recently made a comeback in the limited-overs format, and with Australia looking for an all-rounder, they go back to Moises Henriques.

With the latest addition, Australia has seven batting options, including captain Tim Paine.

Green and Henriques are the all-rounders, while there are five fast bowlers and two spinners.

The injuries continue to affect Australia badly, as their opening combination remains uncertain.

They have two openers in the side, but with Joe Burns out of form, there is every possibility Australia may look at senior pros, Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja.

Sanjay Sanapoori

A mechanical engineering student, who has immense love for cricket. Been a fan of the game since 2009 and would love to stay involved with Cricket someway or the other.