Ashes 2022 Live – Before the Ashes series, there were quite speculations around Usman Khawaja’s availability for the test series. Was it the right one to include Usman Khawaja in the lineup? The player who has played his last test match in 2019, has the part of domestic games after then. So how’s feasible to include players for such a big campaign.
In the first three test matches, Usman Khawaja hasn’t got the chance to represent the team due to a tough batting combination. And, Australia had already taken the 3-0 lead in the series. But the news Travis Head test positive for Covid-19 turned out to be the equation for the inclusion of Khawaja.
Make that TWO!
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With back-to-back centuries in test matches, Gilchrist said it’s tough for the selectors now to sidelined Khawaja over others in the queue. Harris restricts his chances.
“I think he has to stay in the team. I love a sense of loyalty, I know that’s something the selectors, and particularly Justin Langer have tried to commit to Marcus Harris by staying with him and they were repaid somewhat down at the MCG, but Harris will be kicking himself he’s missed two opportunities to convert. I think Usman Khawaja has clearly shown he’s in the top six best batters in Australia.” Gilchrist to cricket Australia