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newscricketa month ago

Langer will feel like the guys in the team are 'stabbing him in the back', opines Usman Khawaja 

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has suggested that the recent turn of events will make the Australian head coach Justin Langer feel as if the players in the team are 'stabbing him in the back.' He also revealed that people think he got dropped because of Langer, but that hasn't been the case.
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newscricket5 months ago

Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan and Usman Khawaja among names set to feature in PSL 2021

On Tuesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) conducted a ‘replacement draft’ for the rest of PSL 2021, in which both Andre Russell and Shakib Al Hasan were snapped up by the franchises. Barring the duo, Martin Guptill, Litton Das, Usman Khawaja and James Faulkner were among the names picked.
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newscricket6 months ago

There's no reason why Steve Smith shouldn't be in line for the captaincy, feels Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja believes that Steve Smith has paid the price for his mistakes and there is no reason why he shouldn't be given the captaincy responsibilities once Tim Paine ends his career. Khawaja has further added that he is hoping to be back amongst the runs, after a lean patch in domestic cricket.
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newscricket10 months ago

BBL 2020 | Can’t seem to get my head around the new BBL rules, expresses Shane Watson 

Shane Watson has expressed that he is amazed by the people who are trying to fix what is not broken and he can’t seem to get his head around the new BBL rules. Usman Khawaja agreed with Watson’s opinion and insisted that the BBL rule changes will make an already complex game even more complex.
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newscricketa year ago

Racial stereotype played a hand in me being branded ‘lazy’, reveals Usman Khawaja

Australia’s Pakistan-born cricketer Usman Khawaja is of the opinion that racial stereotypes - subcontinent people being ‘slow’ by nature - played a major hand in him being perceived by fans and experts as a ‘lazy’ cricketer. Khawaja further called for more cultural diversity in Australian cricket.
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newscricketa year ago

Usman Khawaja needs to oust one of Warner, Finch or Smith for Australian recall, admits Justin Langer

After being dropped out from the ODI squad following the World Cup display, Justin Langer has admitted that Usman Khawaja needs to oust one of the top-order batsmen to earn a recall. He also cited that Glenn Maxwell’s bowling ability has helped him get an edge over D’Arcy Short in the squad.
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newscricketa year ago

Absence of crowds could play into Australia's hands, feels Usman Khawaja

Estranged batsman Usman Khawaja feels that closed-door matches could end up helping Australia against India, given the kind of support the visitors received in their tour Down Under in 2018/19. Khawaja further admitted that India were deserved winners in the 2018 series which the visitors won 2-1.
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newscricketa year ago

Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis miss out on Australian national contracts

Cricket Australia have announced a fresh list of 20 men's players for the 2020-21 season from which the likes of Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Shaun Marsh, and Peter Handscomb have been excluded. On the other hand, Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Marsh were among the six new names in the list.
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newscricketa year ago

Need to think about others and not just ourselves during pandemic, feels Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja has urged his followers and people to think about others and not just ourselves to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. No international matches are currently being played currently as a precautionary measure against the virus, while the fate of T20 World Cup is in jeopardy.
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featurecricketa year ago

Sheffield Shield 2019-20 | 'Flop XI' of the tournament

‘The Shield is over and everything’s worse now’ were the words that echoed amongst the fans but that was not the case for certain players. Indeed, there were players who had stinkers and we, here at SportsCafe, have made an XI out of the players who were happy to see the tournament get scrapped.
Anirudh Suresh