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IND vs AUS BGT 2023: Usman Khawaja misses his flight to India due to Visa delay

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Australia's opening batter Usman Khawaja misses his flight to India due to a Visa delay ahead of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023

Australian opener Usman Khawaja could not leave for India along with his teammates on Wednesday due to a visa delay. The visiting side Australia left for the much-anticipated four-Test series against India without Khawaja. The left-handed batter Khawaja is now expected to leave for India on Thursday. Posting a meme on social media, Khwaja wrote, "I am waiting for my Indian Visa".

Pakistan-born Khawaja has played 56 Tests, 40 ODIs and nine T20 Internationals for Australia. This 36-year-old batter participated in the Indian T20 league in 2016. Khawaja, 36, claimed the Shane Warne award as Australia's men's Test player of the year on Monday after a prolific 12 months during which he scored 1,020 runs at an average of 78.46.

The Australian team will take part in a four-day training session on the outskirts of Bengaluru and then leave for Nagpur for the first Test starting on February 9. The remaining three Tests will be held in New Delhi, Dharamshala and Ahmedabad respectively for the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Both teams will try to ensure a place in the final of the World Test Cup from this series.

Usman Khawaja's performance has been impressive of late. He has scored 4162 runs in 56 Tests for Australia, including 13 centuries. At the same time, he has scored 1554 runs in 40 ODIs and 241 runs in 9 T20 matches.

Australia Test squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith (VC), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson.

 

India vs Australia Test Match Dates & Venue 2023

Date Match Details Venue Time
Thu, Feb 09 – Mon, Feb 13 India vs Australia, 1st Test 2023 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 04:00 AM GMT | 09:30 AM LOCAL
Fri, Feb 17 – Tue, Feb 21 India vs Australia, 2nd Test 2023 Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi 04:00 AM GMT | 09:30 AM LOCAL
Wed, Mar 01 – Sun, Mar 05 India vs Australia, 3rd Test 2023 Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala 04:00 AM GMT | 09:30 AM LOCAL
Thu, Mar 09 – Mon, Mar 13 India vs Australia, 4th Test 2023 Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad 04:00 AM GMT | 09:30 AM LOCAL

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