Australia will lose the in-type Usman Khawaja for the historic day-night time Check match in Adelaide after he suffered a average hamstring muscle pressure within the ongoing second Check towards New Zealand on the WACA, Cricket Australia confirmed on Sunday (November 15).
The Australian No.three batsman pulled his left hamstring whereas chasing a ball to the boundary early within the first innings on the second day.
Khawaja can also be more likely to miss the primary Check of the upcoming residence collection towards West Indies to be performed at Hobart from December 10, CA stated.
“Usman suffered a left hamstring damage within the subject yesterday afternoon and underwent scans in Perth this morning,” stated David Beakley, the help staff physiotherapist. “The scans have indicated a average hamstring muscle pressure, which suggests it’s probably he can be unavailable for the subsequent two Check matches in Adelaide and Hobart.”
Making his Check comeback for the New Zealand collection after lacking out virtually all the final season with a knee damage, Khawaja shared a mammoth 302-run stand with double-centurion David Warner (253) for the second wicket and posted a commendable 121 on Day 1 – his second hundred of the collection in as many Checks.
Khawaja has scored 681 runs in eleven Exams since his debut towards England at Chester-le-Road in 2013.