Posted: 23 October, 2016
by Cricket Newsroom
Usman Khawaja Slams Australian Selectors
Aussie batsman Usman Khawaja has had a dig at the Australian selectors after the unsuccessful tour of Sri Lanka.
Khawaja was dropped two Tests into the Sri Lankan tour, which the Aussies lost 3-0.
He described the selectors as "fickle" for making the decision to drop himself and fellow Queensland teammate Joe Burns for the third Test.
"It's a pretty big decision after just two Test matches," he told Fairfax.
"It was disappointing that Joe Burns and I were sort of the scapegoats for not performing."
"I just thought that I'd only played two Test matches in the subcontinent and I got dropped. I wasn't the only person who wasn't scoring runs. There was only one other person who scored a 50 in the first two Test matches at that time and that was Steve Smith."
Khawaja was in sparkling form over the 2015/16 summer, averaging over 100 across six Tests, but scored jsut 55 runs at an average of 13.75 in Sri Lanka.
"I only had two bad Test matches on tough wickets [in Sri Lanka]," he said.
"I found it pretty fickle that the selectors dropped me for the third one. It was disappointing how that panned out. But I guess there's some things you don't have control over."