Cricket-Australia opener Burns dropped for third test against India


MELBOURNE, Dec.30 (Reuters) – Australian opener Joe Burns was dropped for the third test against India in Sydney next week after two failures with the bat in Boxing Day’s test in Melbourne.

Regular opener David Warner has been included in an 18-man squad for the test starting at Sydney Cricket Ground from January 7 as he recovers from a groin injury with uncapped opener Will Pucovski and the versatile Sean Abbott.

Squad: Tim Paine (capt), Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner


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