< >
CricketWorld.com, Latest Cricket News & Results

Usman Khawaja aims to return for Boxing Day Test

Usman Khawaja aims to return for Boxing Day Test
Usman Khawaja (left) leaves the field after picking a hamstring injury in the second Test against New Zealand.
©REUTERS / Action Images

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja is looking to make a comeback from a hamstring injury in time for the Boxing Day Test against West Indies.

Khawaja picked up a hamstring injury while fielding in the second Test match against New Zealand in Perth and was subsequently ruled out for the next two matches.

In December 2014, Khawaja injured his knee and had to undergo a reconstruction surgery, which put him out of action for the entire summer.

After recovering from the injury Khawaja was selected for the New Zealand series after a gap of nearly two years and he responded with two hundreds in two matches.

Luckily for Khawaja his latest injury was not as bad as it was feared to be after scans revealed a moderate hamstring muscle strain.

Khawaja expressed that he will be ready to train at full pace from next week and it was now up to him to be at full fitness for selection.

“I should be training at full pace next week.

“It's about getting work into my legs after that.

“If the selectors want to pick me, they will pick me - I just have to put my hand up and make sure I am fit.” 

The second match between Australia and West Indies in the upcoming series will be the first time the two teams play a Boxing Day Test since December 2000. 

© Cricket World 2015