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Khwaja is preparing hard for the Indian tour

By Aditya Pratap Arya -



Australian batsman Usman Khwaja is getting his form back which he had lost in the Sri Lankan Island. In the last Australian summer he was among the runs and scoring centuries at will. After the IPL, Khwaja lost his touch instantly and was even dropped from the Australian playing eleven. After having a good outing against Pakistan, he is looking confident and eyeing the Indian tour. He got rewarded for his good form as he received a call up in the ODI side.

In an interview the top order batsman said “I'll definitely have a chance to pick up in the squad for series against India, and I've already started doing some work for the sub continent tour.”

Pakistan born player explained “At the end of the day, I think the most important thing is ... whoever goes over there, it's all about experience." "India is a tough place to play cricket, as a lot of other places are. It's always tough when you go to England, or go to South Africa.”

"They are different conditions and that's what makes the challenge. And India is probably one of the greatest challenges because it's the most different to what we've grown up playing against,” further he added.

Kangaroos came strongly after the debacle against South Africa at home and whitewash Pakistan in the recently concluded test series. Before this series they were on the 5 test losing streak since Sri Lankan visit. Left handed batsman played the crucial role in their triumph against Pak. Australian team will fly to India for the Border – Gavaser trophy in the February.

30-year-old was in prime form last summer. He took his Big Bash team Sydney Thunders to the trophy and scored 345 runs in just 4 matches including 2 centuries and 2 fifties at an average of 172.50 and registered 163.50 strike rate. Out of his 5 test tons, 4 came in the last summer. Thus, he holds a key role in Australia’s success in India.

Aditya Pratap Arya

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