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Cricket World Cup: Australia’s Usman Khawaja out of tournament, says Justin Langer

Australia’s Usman Khawaja is out of the World Cup with a hamstring injury, says teach Justin Langer.

Khawaja, who were batting at number three, picked up the injury for the duration of Saturday’s defeat via South Africa.

“I feel that sad for him that he’s going to overlook the World Cup semi-very last,” said Langer, who delivered that Matthew Wade would come into the side.

Meanwhile, Marcus Stoinis is an harm doubt for Thursday’s semi-final towards England at Edgbaston.

Stoinis, who has been struggling with a aspect pressure, changed into additionally due to have a test on Sunday to determine the quantity of his harm.

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been referred to as up as cover for Stoinis.

Khawaja is the second participant to withdraw from Australia’s squad after Shaun Marsh broke his arm in schooling on Thursday.

“It’s such a pity for Khawaja, for a person who is been so imperative to how we’ve been gambling,” stated Langer.

“But Matthew Wade is coming in, he’s in wonderful form, he’s had a wonderful 12 or 18 months again home but he additionally simply scored loads [for Australia A] so he is in high-quality nick.

“Mitch Marsh goes to are available on standby for Marcus Stoinis simply to look how he comes up. If they have to are available in they may be equipped to step up.”

It is a second call-up for Marsh as cover for Stoinis. He have been due to begin a four-day recreation for Australia A towards Sussex at Arundel on Sunday.