Usman Khawaja’s curler-coaster journey in worldwide cricket continued when he strained a hamstring on the second day of the second Check towards New Zealand on the WACA on Saturday (November 14). The 28-yr-previous was having fun with the perfect collection of his burgeoning profession towards the Kiwis previous to the damage.
Early within the New Zealand first innings, Khawaja chased a ball to the boundary and pulled up sore. He clutched at his left hamstring instantly and minimize a disconsolate determine as he limped from one aspect of the sector to the opposite and up the race, changed by an area substitute fielder.
Khawaja may have the damage scanned on Sunday, however his fast enjoying future is unsure, with the third Check towards New Zealand, a historic day-night time conflict in Adelaide, beginning on November 27.
The left-hander was recalled to the Australian aspect for the primary Check towards New Zealand on the Gabba, having missed a lot of the final Australian season with a critical knee damage. He is additionally had a historical past of hamstring issues.
Having beforehand performed simply 9 Checks since debuting towards England in Sydney in 2011, he notched his maiden Check century in Brisbane, making 174 batting at quantity three. Khawaja adopted up with 121 within the Australian first innings in Perth and eventually appeared to be cementing his spot on the Australian aspect.