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Khawaja dumped as Harris retains place for fourth Ashes Test

WA Today – Khawaja and opener Marcus Harris had been in a battle to stay in the XI after superstar batsman Steve Smith was passed fit to play after missing the third Test with concussion.

Summary

  • Khawaja and opener Marcus Harris had been in a battle to stay in the XI after superstar batsman Steve Smith was passed fit to play after missing the third Test with concussion.
  • Both players made half-centuries though Harris appeared the more composed of the pair before being run out in a mix up with Khawaja in the tour game against Derbyshire last week.
  • Though one of the more experienced players in the touring party, Khawaja, who has played 44 Tests, ran out of chances after a lean run stretching back to late last year.
  • Khawaja has had a lean series, continuing his poor record in England where he averages 19.66 in six Tests.
  • LoadingNot even Khawaja’s excellent record as an opener, where he averages 96 with two centuries from eight innings, was enough to keep him in the side.


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