Usman Khawaja Ruled Out Of World Cup With Hamstring Injury

Breaking: Australia bring in Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh with injury cloud over Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis

Khawaja was troubled by a problem to his left hamstring which led to him retiring hurt in defeat to South Africa on Saturday although the batsman did take to the field again in the closing stages at Old Trafford.

He will be replaced by Matthew Wade in the 15-man squad, after the approval from the ICC Event Technical Committee.

As injured batsman Usman Khawaja walked gingerly to the crease in a fearless bid to complete Australia's unlikely run chase against South Africa, it became clear the defending champions were going to great lengths to avoid a Cricket World Cup semifinal against archrival England.

While teams batting first are 27-14 in the World Cup, with only one successful run chase of more than 250, Langer said that was due to the pressure of the tournament rather than the wickets. "Such a pity for him he's been so integral to how we've been playing".

"We know we're going to be up against it. England are a great team and we've got to be at our best, and the best way to be at your best is to be nice and relaxed".

Glenn Maxwell could be sensationally dumped for Australia's World Cup semi-final as coach Justin Langer considers parachuting Matthew Wade in alongside Peter Handscomb.

Not many would have put their money on Australia as recently as four months ago but Aaron Finch and his team have made a phenomenal comeback that began with a rare series win in India in March.

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Satellite subscription host broadcaster Sky has said it will allow the final to be shown on free-to-air television in Britain - but only if England are involved in the showpiece match. "Peter Handscomb will definitely play, 100 percent" said Langer.

Though they still can not be bracketed among the "invincible" Australian teams of the past, trust them to rise to the occasion when the stakes are high.

Australia overcame England at Lord's earlier in the tournament and Starc believes the foundations of that win could be used in Birmingham.

Marcus Stoinis, who has been struggling with a side injury, provided some good news for Australia when he was passed fit to play after a workout in the nets. Keeping on with their strategy to entertain fans, Cricket World Cup shared a humorous photo on Instagram involving Australia cricketers.

"He's a real seasoned pro and he's had an unbelievable 12 months or so in domestic cricket".

According to the reports, Khawaja's hamstring injury is likely to rule the left-hander out for the rest of Australia's campaign. "That was as good an innings he could have played". We went through a major crisis in our cricket. We could have done it with our shoes on and nobody would have said anything.

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