Usman Khawaja, Australia, Ashes 2021-22
Usman Khawaja (Credits: Twitter)

Australian batter Travis Head remains unsure about his selection in the final Ashes Test against England in Hobart after watching the breathtaking performance by Usman Khawaja in Sydney.

Head tested positive for COVID-19 before the fourth Test in Sydney and was kept under isolation for seven days.

Usman Khawaja scored back to back hundreds in Sydney

Khawaja replaced the South Australian batter for the Sydney Test and stole the show with 137 in the first innings followed by an unbeaten 101 in the second.

Usman Khawaja Australia, Ashes 2021-22
Usman Khawaja (Credits: AP)

Usman Khawaja played beautifully: Travis Head

Head appreciated Khawaja’s twin hundreds and said the decision regarding their selection for the Hobart Test is yet to take place.

We’ll wait and see. I think he [Khawaja] played beautifully. We spoke about that going into the series when it was questioned who would be in that side,” Head said.

Travis Head
Travis Head. Image-Twitter

“We felt like both of us were in great touch. We know he is versatile and the way he can play. If there was a spot open in the side that he would take that opportunity.

“He’s taken it with both hands, he’s been amazing. There’s going to be some tough decisions. Those conversations haven’t been had yet,” he added.

With 248 runs from four innings, Head was Australia’s leading run-scorer in the series ahead of the fourth Test. The 28-year-old played a marvellous knock of 152 in the Ashes opener in Brisbane.

Australia and England played a riveting Test match in Sydney as the match ended as a draw after both teams displayed supremacy of Test cricket.

England tail-enders Jack Leach, Stuart Broad and James Anderson played out the final 10 overs to deny Australia their fourth victory in the series.

Steve Smith bowled the final over to James Anderson, who blocked all the six balls to earn a draw for his side as England batted for 102 overs in the final innings.

Australia and England will play the final Ashes Test at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, the match begins on January 14.

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