The Sydney Morning Herald – However, as was the case against Pakistan, Smith, Glenn Maxwell and even Shaun Marsh were preferred ahead of him, leaving Khawaja to come in at No.6.
- The Australians have preached flexibility, and Khawaja insists he is happy to do what is required when the game dictates change.
- Australia’s Usman Khawaja says he is happy to be flexible with his batting position in the line-up.
- Credit:PAWarne was among those to not have Khawaja in his own World Cup squad and has since taken aim at what he claims is Australia’s “very conservative” batting.
- Former England captain Michael Vaughan says rival teams would be happy to see Khawaja come out at No.3, because he is not likely to immediately take the game on.
- England are likely to target Khawaja with the bouncer, for the West Indies struck him repeatedly through the warm-up match and at Trent Bridge in the tournament proper when Australia’s top-order crumbled.