Ind vs Aus 2016: Usman Khawaja included for next two ODIs as David Warner takes paternity leave

Khawaja has played only three one-day internationals, the last coming against West Indies in Perth nearly three years ago.

Ind vs Aus 2016: Usman Khawaja included for next two ODIs as David Warner takes paternity leave

Sydney: Australia have replaced David Warner with Usman Khawaja for the next two one-day internationals of the ongoing five-match series against India after the left-hander was granted paternity leave. (India's tour of Australia: Full Coverage)

Khawaja, who recently made a successful return to test cricket in the home series against New Zealand and West Indies, will replace Warner, whose wife Candice is expecting their second child.

"Usman has been in fantastic form this season and was unlucky to miss out on a place in our squad ... in the first place," chief selector Rod Marsh said in a news release.

 

"This call-up is a reward for that form and it is great to have someone of his quality to step into the squad in David`s absence.

"We wish both David and Candice well and look forward to welcoming David back into the squad when circumstances allow."

 

Warner, who has been in red hot form for Australia in all formats of late, managed to score just 5 runs in 1st ODI against India before he was dismissed by debutant pacer Barinder Sran. Australian won the first ODI at Perth by 5 wickets.

Khawaja has played only three one-day internationals, the last coming against West Indies in Perth nearly three years ago.

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