Ashes 2021-22: Usman Khawaja to open in fifth Test, Marcus Harris discharged from playing XI

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Usman Khawaja

Highlights

  • Khawaja was included in the playing XI in place of Travis Head in the fourth match of the series.
  • Khawaja became only the third batsman to score a century in both the innings of a match.
  • Khawaja will now be seen opening with David Warner in the last Test

Usman Khawaj, who made a blistering comeback in the Ashes series for Australia, will now open for the team in place of Marcus Harris in the last Test match. The fifth Test of the Ashes series between Australia and England will be played in Hobart from Friday, January 14. Khawaja was included in the playing XI in place of Travis Head in the fourth match of the series, in which he further strengthened his claim in the team by scoring centuries in both the innings.

Khawaja became only the third batsman in the history of Test cricket to score a century in both the innings of a match.

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cricket.com. According to the AU report, the Australian captain has made it clear that Travid Head has become fit for the fifth Test. In such a situation, Marcus Harris will have to go out of the playing XI. Apart from this, Khawaja will now be seen opening with David Warner in the last Test.

Let us tell you that in this five-match Test series, the host Australia team has won the series by winning the first 3 matches. At the same time, in the fourth Test, England had drawn a struggling method.

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Australia’s squad

Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith (vc), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Greene, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.

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