The luck seems to play spoilsport for the Usman Khawaja who was injured during last match and now is again under injury scare.
The going to Khawaja’s has not been smooth and his road for the World Cup has been and continued to be so after he leaving the field injured for the second time in three warm-up games.
Khawaja is expected to bat despite limping off the Ageas Bowl early on Monday afternoon (local time) after copping a ball to his left knee while fielding in a practice game against Sri Lanka.
It was an innocuous blow, but Khawaja struggled to get back to his feet and eventually had to be escorted off the field by the team doctor.
Australia have confirmed the blow was only a contact injury, rather than a twist or anything more severe, and should not stop him from batting this afternoon.
The scare comes after Khawaja was forced to retire hurt in Wednesday’s practice game against West Indies following a brutal blow to his jaw. Scans however revealed no break and was passed fit to play in the ensuing warm-up game against England on Saturday.
The left-hander has previously had problems with that knee, requiring surgery after tearing his meniscus during Australia’s Test series against Pakistan in the UAE.
Excerpts from CricketAustralia.com.au