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 team against England at Old Trafford since paceman Mitchell Starc is remembered.
Steve Smith replaces Khawaja, who batted at number three during the series but managed a mean of merely 20.33 from his six innings.
Smith missed the third Test at Headingley using concussion.
His place is kept by marnus Labuschagne after three successive half-centuries.
Starc, that was the top wicket taker in the World Cup this year, impressed against Derbyshire at Australia’s tour game carrying seven wickets. With James Pattinson rested, He’s likely to contend with Peter Siddle to get a Spot in the assault.
Though holders Australia will retain the Ashes should they win both of the two Tests the five-match string is level at 1-1 after England’s epic one-wicket success at Headingley.
The Test begins on Wednesday.
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