Usman Khawaja is frustrated with selectors

Australia opener Usman Khawaja has expressed his disappointment on not being selected for the upcoming Champions Trophy.

“Maybe when I was younger I would have been frustrated [at missing out on the Tests in India]. In saying that obviously I would have loved to play in that Test series, [and] when I didn’t get to play in that first Test I was a bit frustrated,” Khawaja told foxsports.com.au.

“I sort of had an idea I was not going to play in that first Test after I didn’t get a run during the tour match. We played brilliant in that first Test match and we won. I was frustrated at the time, not so much because I didn’t play in that Test match — I understand the selectors, Boof [coach Darren Lehmann] and picking the best team and what was going on and I just want Australia to win,” he added.

“The most frustrating thing for me was not to play those three ODIs in New Zealand. Getting pulled out from them to come to Dubai to prepare for 10 days and then not play the first Test. So I actually miss out on the one-day matches for Australia. For me that was the tough part.”

“I got pulled out of that series to prepare for India and then not playing was a bit hard.”


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