PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Will Pucovski of Victoria celebrates his double century during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at the WACA on October 17, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Will Pucovski has added to his credentials for a Test-match recall after posting a huge century for Victoria's second XI on Wednesday.

Pucovski reached 193 not out from 405 balls faced before retiring at tea on day three of the match in Coffs Harbour.

His innings included 19 fours and one six, and lasted 682 minutes - more than 11 hours - as Victoria approached 400 for the loss of just one wicket.

Pucovski suffered a brief moment of malaise after being struck in the box on 159, but was able to recover in the subsequent drinks break.

The 24 year-old is viewed as a generational red-ball talent, so far owning an impressive Sheffield Shield average of 51.63, but has had several concussions and mental battles that have so far derailed his international career and seen him play just the solitary Test match in January 2021 (in which he scored 72 runs).


Pucovski's big start to the pre-season has kicked off his bid to return to the Test side this summer, after not being included in the recently concluded Test series in Sri Lanka.

He was part of a group of eight players who took part in a 10-day training camp in Chennai, indicating that he remains integral to Australia's Test plans.