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Khawaja ruled out of WC with a hamstring injury

Left-handed Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing World Cup with a hamstring injury.

Head coach Justin Langar on Sunday confirmed that Khawaja will miss Australia’s semifinal clash against England to be played on Thursday and will be out of action for at least three to four weeks, reports ESPNcricinfo.

Khawaja picked up the injury while batting in Australia’s chase of 326 at Old Trafford on July 6 against South Africa, and he came out to bat for a second time after retiring hurt initially, but his team fell short by 10 runs.

Matthew Wade was called up as cover for Khawaja and will need the approval of ICC’s Technical Committee for the wicketkeeper-batsman to replace Khawaja in the World Cup squad.

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