Khawaja misses out on Australia lineup for 1st NZ ODI

BY foxsports • February 1, 2016

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Batsman Usman Khawaja has been omitted from Australia's lineup for the first of three one-day games against New Zealand at Eden Park on Wednesday.

Khawaja, who has been in outstanding form in Australia's domestic competition, was called into the touring squad as a replacement for opening batsman Aaron Finch who injured a hamstring during the recent Twenty20 series against India.

Captain Steve Smith announced on Tuesday that Shaun Marsh had been picked to open the batting with David Warner in the opening match of the Chappell-Hadlee series, conceding Khawaja had been unlucky.

Khawaja scored two centuries during Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League and Smith said he would have a chance to play at some stage in the New Zaland series.