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2019 World Cup: Australia faces major setback as Usman Khawaja suffers injury-scare

Usman Khawaja limped off the field after getting hit on the knee in the ongoing warm-up game against Sri Lanka.

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Southampton Published on: May 27, 2019 18:44 IST
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Usman Khawaja limped off the field during Australia's warm-up game against Sri Lanka.

Australia were dealt an injury scare on Monday after top-order batsman Usman Khawaja limped off the field after getting hit on his left knee during their second and final World Cup warm-up match against Sri Lanka here.

Khawaja suffered a blow on his left knee while fielding and had to be escorted off the ground by the team doctor.

Monday's injury scare came after Khawaja was forced to retire hurt during Australia's first warm-up game against England on Wednesday, which they won by 12 runs.

During the match against England, Khawaja sustained a blow on his jaw while batting but scans later revealed that there was no break.

The left-handed batsman is now uncertain for Australia's World Cup opener against Afghanistan on June 1.

Khawaja is not the first player to come under the injury-scanner since arriving in England. India’s Vijay Shankar is also facing injury-scare after being hurt during a training session, while English captain Eoin Morgan missed the first warm-up match against the Aussies due to a practice-session injury.

In the same game, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer also went off the field with injuries. While Archer made a return against Afghanistan in the second warm-up, Wood is undergoing recovery.

Sri Lanka’s Avishka Fernando was stretchered off in the warm-up game against South Africa. However, the player has been included in the ongoing game against Australia.

(With inputs from PTI)

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