Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has said that he is disappointed by the Kangaroo Cricket Board not joining him in the Central Contract, but he will fight for it. Recently, Cricket Australia has given an annual contract to T20 players, in which Usman Khawaja did not get a place. Usman Khawaja has said that he is included in the list of current top-order batsmen of the country.
Left-handed batsman Usman Khawaja is struggling to make it to the Australian Test team. He was dropped by coach Justin Langer before the last Test match of the Ashes series against England. This match of the Ashes series was played at the Oval ground just days after the World Cup 2019.
The 5 Test series between Australia and England was tied 2–2. Not only this, Usman Khawaja, who was dropped from the Test team, did not get a chance in the ODI series played on the tour of India and South Africa.
Now talking to Fox Sports, Usman Khawaja has said that he still has a lot of cricket left, he is not thinking of ending his career in a hurry. Usman Khawaja, 33, has said, “Age is only a number and if you are performing, you are performing. It is not the age of 37 or 38 nor the end of my career. I still think I’m one of the top 6 batsmen in the country.”
However, announcing the central contract, Australian team chief selector Trevor Hohns said that it was difficult to get Khwaja out of the contract, but he had to take that decision.
Usman Khawaja has had problems with fitness as well as playing against spin. He is also struggling with inconsistency in his career.
While David Warner and Steve Smith were banned for ball-tampering in 2018, Khwaja was the senior-most player in the team at the time, but he was ruled out of the squad after his return and a good performance by Marnus Labuschagne. Suddenly, Khwaja was out of all three formats.