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Khawaja expresses wish to claim an opening spot for Australia

Khawaja expresses wish to claim an opening spot for Australia

While the reinstallation of veteran cricketers David Warner and Steve Smith augmented the quality of this Australian side but it also went on to disturb the team’s momentum. As a result, players who performed valiantly in the absence of two senior cricketers could find themselves batting out of their positions or staying out of the playing eleven in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament.

Opening batsman Usman Khawaja is a prime example as the classy batsman recorded a sensational year, averaging 65.50 while opening in ODIs. Now, the aggressive player David Warner, after getting back in reckoning, is likely to join hands with skipper Aaron Finch to form a regular opening pair for the ongoing mega-event.

Nevertheless, the 32-year old clearly stated his wish to continue opening the innings for Australia in the 10-team tournament running currently in England and Wales. Owing to his familiarity with the role, Usman added the he feels comfortable while batting at the top of the order. However, the Islamabad born was quick to admit that he’ll have to be a lot more flexible to help his team’s cause. Australia’s World Cup journey will commence against Afghanistan on June 1 at Bristol.