Usman Khawaja is Ruled Out of the World Cup 2019 Due to Hamstring Injury
Australia’s head coach, Justin Langer, confirmed that the opening batsmen Usman Khawaja will miss the rest of the World Cup with a hamstring injury, and due to fitness issues. Opening batsman Khawaja suffered the left thigh injury in Australia’s unexpected defeat against South Africa by 10-runs. Matthew Wade will replace Khawaja in the 15-player World Cup squad, subject to confirmation by the International Cricket Council.
Usman Khawaja’s absence will be a heavy blow for Australia as he faces Thursday’s semi-finals with his former rivals England at Edgbaston. Australia Vs England would be the biggest semi-final match in which England might take revenge. “Like Shaun (Marsh, who broke his arm on Thursday). I feel so sad for him that he will miss the World Cup semi-final. “Matthew Wade is coming, he’s in great shape, he’s had 12 or 18 months at home. But he’s also just scored two hundred (for Australia A), so he’s in a great moment.”
Meanwhile, Marcus Stoinis was hampered by a side complaint against South Africa, a problem he had already left out of all the two-party parties in the group stage. Mitchell Marsh has joined the team as cover for Stoinis, who missed Australia’s victories over Pakistan and Sri Lanka before returning to Bangladesh. “Mitch Marsh will stand by Marcus Stoinis just to see how he shows up. If they have to go in, they’ll be ready to move on,” the head coach added.