Australian cricket team dealt with a major blow when they got to know that Usman Khawaja suffered an injury in the second Test match against Pakistan in October. The injury was severe and it was reported that he would not be able to recover from his injury on time and won’t be a part of the series against India.
The experienced left-hander, who hit a fighting century to help Australia in drawing the first Test match against Pakistan last month, has been out of action since that time.
But, the Australian team management would have taken a sigh of relief when the news came that Khawaja is keeping up good and is already back running. His comeback from surgery in the knee is ahead of schedule now and the opener is positive that he will be ready for the first Test match against the Virat Kohli-led Indian side.
Khawaja said, “I am 10kgs lighter than I was in South Africa maybe seven months ago, so I am sure that helps the knees in some respects. My recovery is going really well so far. I am trying to keep it cool, but it is actually going really well. I feel like I am a little bit ahead of where I should be.”
The 31-year-old cricketer admitted that if he tends to do everything right, he will be able to his comeback right on time which will be really helpful for the Australians, who are struggling to win a match.
“If I keep doing the little things right – looking after my body, being disciplined – hopefully that will transition to me coming back in time,” Khawaja added.
Cricket Australia confirmed this news that he is getting better day after day and shared that there is a chance that Usman Khawaja might be able to play in Queensland’s Sheffield Shield match against Victoria starting on November 27.
The Aussies will square off against the Indian team in a three-match T20 series which is scheduled to start on November 21, followed by a four-match Test series and end the tour with a three-match ODI series.
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Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar