No need to chop and change, Aussies can win Ashes: Usman Khawaja
No need to chop and change, Aussies can win Ashes: Usman Khawaja

Australia A captain Usman Khawaja believes Michael Clarke's men can win the next two Tests and clinch the five-match Ashes series and there is no need to "chop and change" the current team which went down by eight wicket to England in the third Test at Edgbaston.

India A vs Australia A: It's very hard to come back after getting out for 135, says Usman Khawaja
India A vs Australia A: It's very hard to come back after getting out for 135, says Usman Khawaja

Elated with his team's 1-0 series victory over India A, Australia A captain Usman Khawaja on Saturday said that the hosts getting all out for 135 in the first innings made all the difference in the second unofficial 'Test' match, which his side won by 10 wickets here.

India A vs Australia A: Baba Aparajith fifer, Cameron Bancroft 150 lights up Day 2
India A vs Australia A: Baba Aparajith fifer, Cameron Bancroft 150 lights up Day 2

 India A off-spinner Baba Aparajith struck late with a five-wicket haul, but it was opener Cameron Bancroft's strokeful 150 that powered Australia A to a crucial first innings lead on Day 2 of the second four-day unofficial cricket 'Test' hereon Thursday.

Virat Kohli fails as India A skittled out for 135 on Day 1
Virat Kohli fails as India A skittled out for 135 on Day 1

 Indian Test captain Virat Kohli's woeful form continued as hosts India 'A' were shot out for a paltry 135 by Australia 'A' in the second unofficial 'Test' match, here on Wedneday.

Experience is the biggest plus from these conditions: Usman Khawaja
Experience is the biggest plus from these conditions: Usman Khawaja

Notwithstanding the tame draw in the unofficial 'Test' against India A here on Saturday, Australia A captain Usman Khawaja said that he was happy to have gained valuable experience of playing in different conditions of the sub-continent.

I'm confident of doing well, says Usman Khawaja
I'm confident of doing well, says Usman Khawaja

 Australia A captain Usman Khawaja, who had reconstructed his left knee after sustaining an injury, on Monday said he worked hard on his game and is confident of doing well against India A in the upcoming unofficial Test series starting on Wednesday.

Callum Ferguson to replace Glenn Maxwell in Australia A squad
Callum Ferguson to replace Glenn Maxwell in Australia A squad

Middle-order batsman Callum Ferguson was on Wednesday called into Australia A's four-day squad which will tour India as replacement for Glenn Maxwell, who will now remain in Britain playing for Yorkshire.

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja on road to recovery
Australian batsman Usman Khawaja on road to recovery

 Australian batsman Usman Khawaja is set to pick up a cricket bat this week for the first time since injuring his knee last summer, and remains determined to lead Australia A on their tour of India in July.

Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja out of final England warm-up

Usman Khawaja and Phil Hughes were on Monday withdrawn from the Cricket Australia Invitational XI to play England in the tourists` final warm-up match before the Test series.

Khawaja fluffs Ashes audition, England tour match drawn

Usman Khawaja fluffed his Ashes audition with a soft dismissal for just three runs as England`s rain-disrupted tour match against Australia A in Hobart ended in a draw on Saturday.

Taylor asks Hughes, Khawaja to look up to Hayden for `inspiration`

Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has said that the batting pair of Phil Hughes and Usman Khawaja should be looking at Matthew Hayden`s career transformation from limited shot-maker to awesome run machine as inspiration.

Oz media says Marsh, Bailey, Khawaja all contenders for `vacant` middle order spots in Ashes

The Australian media has claimed that there is a close fight between Shaun Marsh, George Bailey and Usman Khawaja to claim the remaining middle-order spots in the Ashes.

Australia in upheaval ahead of Ashes bid

Australia are bracing for a battle to regain the Ashes for the first time in six years but injuries, selection woes and a questionable build-up give every sign of a team in upheaval.

Bad domestic performances won`t harm Oz ODI side`s Ashes selection chances

Australia`s stand-in captain George Bailey and his ODI team playing in India will reportedly be given special consideration for the winter Ashes series even if they do not play well in the Sheffield Shield matches after returning from the sub-continent.

Khawaja gets Australia A audition for Ashes spot

Usman Khawaja has been handed the chance to audition for an Ashes place after being named in the Australia A side to face England two weeks before the first test.

Khawaja takes on Warner in fight for Ashes spot

Forgotten Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has upstaged David Warner and signaled to national selectors that he deserves a chance in the Ashes with a match-winning ton for Queensland against New South Wales .

Usman Khawaja says considering dropping alcohol logo from Australian team shirt

Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has admitted that he is contemplating not wearing the logo of Cricket Australia major sponsor VB on religious grounds in the future.

Chris Rogers urges Oz selectors to pick team based on merit, not age

Veteran Australian batsman Chris Rogers has urged national selectors to choose players for the Test side based on merit, not age.

Mark Waugh calls for selectors to show patience

Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh has said that continuity is the key to break Australia`s losing habit, and called for selectors to show a bit of patience.

Mickey Arthur spills beans on how he lost Watson

Former Australian coach Mickey Arthur has revealed that a fall-out with former vice-captain Shane Watson had inspired the decision to suspend Shane Watson, along with James Pattinson, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson from the third Test in India.