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Khawaja’s fall: From the high of Dubai to Ashes axing

The Age – Usman Khawaja played one of his best Test innings in Dubai last year against Pakistan.

Summary

  • Usman Khawaja played one of his best Test innings in Dubai last year against Pakistan.
  • In 10 Tests since, Khawaja has averaged 27.18 with a century and one other score above 50 in 18 innings.
  • That ton came in the Canberra Test against Sri Lanka after Australia were 319 runs ahead on first innings.
  • Captain Tim Paine says Khawaja’s Test career is not over, but being dropped at the age of 32 is seldom a good sign.
  • Khawaja plays his best cricket at home, where he averages 53 as opposed to 29 away, but next generation batsmen Will Pucovski, 21, and Kurtis Patterson, 26, are among those who will be competing against him for a Test berth this summer.


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