Ian Chappell says “Usman Khawaja is a good player against mediocre bowling” in The Ashes Test Series. He feels Usman Khawaja does not merit selection for the Ashes. Despite his blistering form in the domestic circuit. Also, Chappell disagrees with Mark Waugh‘s contention that Khawaja is one of the leading contenders to bat at number five. Khawaja has compiled a string of 174-point performances. At the Adelaide Oval, against the South Australian Redbacks. He then scored 119 points against the Tasmanian Tigers. Also, in three Sheffield Shield matches this season, he has an average of 81.50.
In addition, Ian Chappell thinks Khawaja is fantastic. Against Shield bowlers, but he’s not sure if he’ll be as effective. Against a strong England offense. Khawaja may also be on the selectors’ radar, according to the South Australian. However, Chappell believes Khwaja no longer has a place in international cricket.
“I think everyone knows Usman Khawaja can make hundreds against that standard of bowling. But I’m not convinced that he’s going to make it against an England attack. I really think his horse has bolted. Well, he would have in my books,” Chappell told World Wide of Sports.
“So, I don’t really see a spot there for him. But the selectors may. I’m not convinced that Khawaja is a good enough player… Khawaja’s a good player against mediocre bowling, but against good bowling, I don’t think there’s much future there,” Chappell added.
However, Usman Khawaja’s consistent outings for Queensland in domestic cricket. A partnership of Matthew Wade’s poor form last summer has put the former back in the reckoning. And Ian Chappell stated that owing to a lack of competition for places. In domestic cricket, not many players have scored a truckload of runs.