Cape Town - Australia batsman Usman Khawaja is not worried about the impending return to international cricket of David Warner.
Khawaja has been in sparkling form since earning a recall to
Australia's ODI team earlier this year, registering six fifty-plus
scores from his last 10 innings, including two centuries.
The 32-year-old has formed an impressive opening partnership with
captain Aaron Finch during that time, particularly during the ongoing
series with Pakistan, as the duo have put on stands of 63 and 209 to
help Australia move into a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
Both players seem to be hitting form at the right with the World Cup
being just around the corner, but with Warner and Steve Smith's
international bans set to expire later this month, there are no
guarantees the duo will retain their places.
Warner's impending return could be a particular concern for Khawaja,
but the left-hander is not looking too far ahead, with all his focus
being on the series with Pakistan.
Khawaja was quoted as saying by the ICC: "It's (World Cup) a long way away.
"For Me, it's about the next three games (Warner's return) is not
something I have thought about at all. I am just enjoying playing
Khawaja also believes his impressive partnership with Finch is no
coincidence, as he feels their respective styles complement each other
He added: "Finchy (hits) a lot straighter, hits the ball hard, and I
sort of work it (around). I think we just complement each other."