Khawaja called up to Australia ODI squad


Australia have called up Usman Khawaja for the rest of the ODI series against India as opener David Warner has left the squad to be with his wife who is expected to give birth to their second child any day now.

Khawaja has been in great form with the willow this Australia summer as he struck consecutive Test centuries against New Zealand while also hitting a ton in the Boxing Day Test against the West Indies.

The left-hander will join the squad ahead of Friday's second ODI in Brisbane, after the Aussies beat the Asian side by five wickets in Perth on Tuesday.

National Selector Rod Marsh said: "Usman has been in fantastic form this season and was unlucky to miss out on a place in our squad for the ODI Series in the first place.

"This call-up is a reward for that form and it is great to have someone of his quality to step into the squad in David's absence.

"We wish both David and Candice well and look forward to welcoming David back into the squad when circumstances allow."