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Khawaja hits out at Australia selectors

Usman Khawaja
SYDNEY: While David Warner was criticizing English, his teammate Usman Khawaja was busy hitting out at the Australian selectors.
The 30-year-old left-hander scored 55 runs in four innings during Australia’s 3-0 test series defeat in Sri Lanka in 2016 before being dropped for the third test.
He then scored half-centuries in six consecutive home tests but did not play in the four-test series in India this year.
Khawaja was brought back for the first test in Bangladesh, only to be dropped for the second match of the series.
“They never used to do it before, I‘m not really sure why they do it now,” Khawaja (pictured) said.
”It creates a lot of instability in the team I reckon, going in and out for everyone.
“You hear things like ‘the players are playing afraid’ or whatnot, but that’s what happens when you drop players all the time. We’ve been doing that a fair bit lately.”
The Pakistan-born cricketer has played 24 Tests since making his debut in the 2011 Ashes and has scored five hundreds, averaging over 45.

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