Fresh twist in battle for middle order spot

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Queensland Bulls skipper Usman Khawaja was dismissed cheaply successful the archetypal innings of their Shield lucifer against South Australia, arsenic the conflict with Travis Head for a mediate bid Test spot goes on.

Of course, determination are different factors astatine play, but with the statement being that determination volition lone beryllium country for 1 oregon the different successful a fortnight’s time, you could beryllium forgiven for looking astatine this lucifer similar a consecutive shootout.

The skipper knicked 1 disconnected the wrong borderline from the bowling of Daniel Worrall, with Test hopeful Alex Carey taking a crisp drawback aboriginal today.

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The Bulls were each retired for 299 precocious connected time 2 astatine Karen Rolton Oval, aft play was chopped abbreviated yesterday.

Marnus Labuschagne, whose spot successful the Test broadside is nether nary question, shook disconnected yesterday’s contention regarding transportation quality to station an awesome period earlier Head of each radical claimed his wicket.

Usman Khawaja aft being dismissed during Queensland's Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia. (Getty)

Both Head and Khawaja were named successful past week’s 15-man squad for the archetypal Test, and 1 volition apt slot successful betwixt Steve Smith and Cameron Green successful the batting order.

Khawaja is besides an extracurricular changeable of opening the batting should helium suffer that conflict with Head, but Marcus Harris is looming arsenic the preferred option.

Khawaja past week spoke astir however pugnacious it was to debar some intelligence and carnal fatigure during "a truckload" of cricket successful 2019, arsenic helium looks to implicit a fairytale instrumentality to the Test XI.

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