Townsville Bulletin

Khawaja in with a shot

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FORMER national selector Mark Waugh says Australia would have to think about returning to Usman Khawaja as an opener for the Ashes amid a lack of depth and concussion concerns for Will Pucovski.

Khawaja struck 174 in the second innings of Queensland’s Sheffield Shield clash against South Australia, but hasn’t played for the Test team since the 2019 Ashes in England. Pucovski, 23, was heavily tipped to return to the Test side for this summer’s Ashes, but his latest concussion – the 10th of his career – has left the door open for Khawaja.

Waugh said he felt there were not enough options open to overlook Khawaja.

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