Australia will open the season against Afghanistan in a one-off Test that begins on November 27.
The move will leave coach Justin Langer without seven of his best players four months out from the T20 World Cup to be held in October and November.
According to a report in 9News early Tuesday morning, "Australian cricketers including David Warner and Steve Smith are now hoping to be flown home to India before borders shut."
Pucovski, who was named in a 17-member extended Australian Test squad for the four-match series against India, is coming off back-to-back double hundreds in the Sheffield Shield
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