Usman Khawaja out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 before crucial semi-final match Australia vs England

Usman Khawaja out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 before crucial semi-final match Australia vs England
Usman Khawaja out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 before crucial semi-final match Australia vs England

Australia vs England, 2nd semi-final: Usman Khawaja has been ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 following the injury while batting in Australia’s chase of 326 against South Africa at Old Trafford on Saturday. Usman Khawaja returned for the second time after retiring hurt initially, but the team lost the match by 10 runs.

Meanwhile, Australian coach Justin Langer has confirmed that Matthew Wade will officially replace Usman Khawaja in the World Cup squad, once the ICC paperwork has been lodged. The other injury concern for Australia is allrounder Marcus Stoinis, who clutched his right side while throwing the ball from the boundary and the bowling just three overs on Saturday against South Africa.

Meanwhile, Mitchell Marsh has joined the Australian squad as a cover for Stoinis. Also, Australian coach Justin Langer said that Matthew Wade is in great nick as he has recently scored two centuries in ODI cricket. Marsh and Wade will join the squad in Birmingham, for the Edgbaston clash. Matthew Wade coming to the playing XI will give him a slot of number 4 in the team. Likewise, Australia might deploy Alex Carey up the top order as his 89 run-innings took the team to the competitive score of 329 against South Africa on Saturday.

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Also, Alex Carey hit a record by scoring 89 runs coming at number 7. This is indeed a major setback for the Australian team ahead of the second semi-final Australia vs England which is scheduled to be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on Thursday.

-PTC News