AUSTRALIA TOUR OF BANGLADESH, 2017 – Frustrating to sit on sidelines – Khawaja

“(Proving myself) is the furthest thing from my mind,” Khawaja told News Corp. “I’m not going to make it all about me and I never like playing cricket that way. It should feel like a long time (between matches), but it actually doesn’t. I don’t know why.

Usman Khawaja, the Australian batsman, is keen to make an impact in spin-friendly climes of Bangladesh in the upcoming two-match Test series, starting on August 27.

“It can be pretty tough (sitting on the sidelines). I’m glad it’s happened now and didn’t happen about eight years ago. It was frustrating at the end of India because I was there for so long. But by the time I came home it was just nice to be home, sleeping in my own bed and training back in Brisbane,” he added.

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Khawaja, however, has been in splendid form while playing at home. He scored 314 and 267 runs in the Test series against South Africa and Pakistan at home during the last Australian summer. The left-hander observed that he hasn’t played much on subcontinental tracks and it is difficult to adjust to spin-friendly conditions.

“It’s frustrating but it’s hard because I haven’t really got to play on (spinning wickets) much and even training in the nets you can only do so much,” Khawaja noted “At the end of the day it’s not easy for any Australian going over there because it’s very uncommon for us to play in those conditions.Via

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