Australia Call Up Wade, Marsh as Cover for Stoinis, Khawaja at WC
Wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh were called up as cover for Usman Khawaja (R) and Marcus Stoinis (L).
Wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh were called up as cover for Usman Khawaja (R) and Marcus Stoinis (L).(Photo: AP)

Australia Call Up Wade, Marsh as Cover for Stoinis, Khawaja at WC

Wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh were called up as cover to Australia's World Cup squad after Usman Khawaja (hamstring) and Marcus Stoinis (side) suffered injuries during the defending champions' loss to South Africa.

According to Cricket Australia’s official website both Khawaja and Stoinis are set to undergo scans on Sunday, 7 July, before the team management takes a call on whether they will stay on with the squad or not.

Khawaja, who looked in discomfort on while batting and was retired hurt on Saturday, 6 July, came out to bat later in the innings but got out to Kagiso Rabada scoring 18. The Aussies lost by 10 runs in a close contest and will now take on arch-rivals and hosts England in the semifinal on Thursday, 11 July at Edgbaston.

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According to the report, Khawaja's hamstring injury looks likely to rule the left-hander out for the rest of Australia's campaign.

Stoinis picked up a side strain in Australia's loss to India before he passed a fitness test ahead of the Bangladesh tie at Trent Bridge.

Australia finished second in the points table with 14 points from nine matches.

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