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Ozman Khawaja of Australia opener is suspected of playing in the upcoming Test series against India due to knee injury. Khawaja was injured during the second Test match against Pakistan. During the third day's play, he suffered a knee during practice and did not get as an opener in the second innings of Australia. In his absence, Shaun Marsh started the innings.
The scan has revealed that Khawaja's cartilage has been hurt and he may have to stay away from cricket for eight weeks. The series of four Test matches between India and Australia will begin on December 6. Earlier, the T20 series will be played between the two teams.
Khawaja batted for about 125 overs in the first Test against Pakistan, which helped Australia to draw it. After the early dismissal of the left-handed batsman in the first innings of the second Test, Australia were battling and it was reduced to 145 runs.
Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, too, did not return to the ground on the fourth day of the second Test on Friday due to headache. The Pakistan team management said that Sarfaraz was taken to the hospital for scans as a precaution. In his absence, Asad Shafiq led the team while Mohammad Rizwan played the wicketkeeper. On Thursday, Peter Siddle's rising ball hit Sarfaraz's left leg.