Queensland batsman Usman Khawaja is intent on playing his own game for his State side, and is not paying attention to the speculation that he will replace Ricky Ponting in the Australia Test team.
Ponting, playing in his final Test, against South Africa in Perth, announced his retirement last week. He will still play domestic cricket, but has hung up his Baggy Green after 17 years in the game.
The Bulls batsman is not listening to the speculation though, despite being on a good run of form for Queensland in the Ryobi Cup, and having six Tests to his name.
Khawaja said after his 85 against New South Wales: "I've been in this situation before and you can either make a meal of things or just go out there and play.
"I'm pretty confident that selectors already have a fair idea (on who will replace Ponting).
"I think they know who they're going to pick and what they want. It's not too much pressure on me. I just need to go out there and just have fun."
Khawaja last played a Test in December 2011, and has a top score of 65 while batting at number three.