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I think Usman’s going to be a really big player for us this Ashes summer- Smith said

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Smith hints at Khawaja comeback in Bangladesh series
August 18 2017
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“I think Usman’s going to be a really big player for us this Ashes summer.”
“I think Usman’s going to be a really big player for us this Ashes summer.”
Steve Smith, the Australian captain, indicated that Usman Khawaja could find a place in the playing XI for the first Test against Bangladesh, starting on August 27. Smith also backed Khawaja to play a pivotal role in the Ashes series later this year.
Khawaja, 30, hasn’t played in the longest format since the Sydney Test against Pakistan in January this year. The southpaw’s critics have also questioned his technique against off-spinners, evidenced by the fact that Graeme Swann and Dilruwan Perera have dismissed him five and four times respectively. His struggles against spin also led to the selectors not picking him for any of the four Tests in India.
“I think Usman’s going to be a really big player for us this Ashes summer,” Smith said prior to the team’s departure for the two-Test series in Bangladesh. “He’s done incredibly well in Australia over the last couple of years and it would be good for him to (play) some cricket… he’s chomping at the bit to get out there and I daresay he’ll get his opportunity,” he added

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