Ashes 2019: Usman Khawaja left out of Australia squad for fourth Test

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Usman Khawaja has been left out of Australia’s 12-man squad with this week’s fourth Ashes Test against England at Old Trafford as paceman Mitchell Starc is recalled.
Steve Smith replenishes Khawaja, who batted at number three during the show but managed a mean of simply 20.33 out of his six innings.
Smith missed the third Test at Headingley with concussion.
Marnus Labuschagne retains his place following three.
Starc, who was the leading wicket taker at the World Cup earlier this year, impressed at Australia’s tour game against Derbyshire last week, carrying seven wickets. With James Pattinson rested he is Very Likely to compete with Peter Siddle for a Spot at the assault.
The five-match string is level at though holders Australia will retain the Ashes when they win either of the final two Tests.
The fourth Test begins on Wednesday.
Australia XII for fourth Test: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matt Wade, Tim Paine (forecast, wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
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