Ricky Ponting, the previous Australia captain, believes it’s tough for to make it again to the Check staff. The left-hander misplaced his place within the Check aspect through the 2019 Ashes and was subsequently missed for the house summer season towards Pakistan and New Zealand.
Marnus Labuschagne who had are available because the concussion substitute for Smith at Lord’s grabbed his alternative and cemented a spot within the XI which resulted within the omission of Khawaja as soon as Smith returned.
The 33-year-old has not performed white-ball cricket since getting injured simply earlier than the semifinals of the 2019 World Cup. He was additionally of the just lately introduced central contracts listing for gamers attributable to his poor returns in Sheffield Protect the place he scored solely 202 runs in 11 innings at a mean of 18.36.
Talking to ABC Grandstand, Ponting mentioned, “I truthfully assume now he’ll discover it tough [to get back into the Australian team] and I really feel for him.
“I really like Usman Khawaja, I obtained actually near him over the past 10 years since he made his debut and I speak to him fairly frequently.
“I’ve all the time felt he is an excellent participant and we most likely by no means noticed the very best of him at worldwide cricket. We noticed glimpses of it, and dribs and drabs, however not the constantly good participant I believed he might have been for Australia.”