Cape Town - Usman Khawaja has been
drafted into the Australia squad for the ODI series against
Khawaja comes in for David Warner, whose wife Candice is
expecting the couple’s second child.
Khawaja will join the squad in Brisbane and, at this stage,
will remain for matches two and three of the five-game series, at The Gabba (January 15) and in Melbourne, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (January 17).
Commenting on Usman Khawaja’s call-up, National Selector Rod
Marsh said: “Usman has been in fantastic form this season and was unlucky to
miss out on a place in our squad for the ODI series in the
“This call-up is a reward for that form and it is great to
have someone of his quality to step into the squad in David’s absence.
“We wish both David and Candice well and look forward to
welcoming David back into the squad when circumstances allow.”