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

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Usman Khawaja has been left from Australia’s 12-man team against England at Old Trafford as paceman Mitchell Starc is recalled.
Steve Smith replenishes Khawaja, who batted at number three throughout the series but managed a mean of just 20.33 out of his six innings.
Smith missed the third Test at Headingley.
Marnus Labuschagne retains his place .
Starc, who was the top wicket taker in the World Cup this year, impressed against Derbyshire at Australia’s tour game taking seven wickets. He is Very Likely to contend with Peter Siddle to get a Spot at the assault, with James Pattinson rested.
If they win either of the two Tests, though holders Australia will retain the Ashes the five-match show is level at 1-1 after England’s epic one-wicket victory at Headingley.
The Test starts 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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