Aussie call-up for Derbyshire batsman Khawaja

DERBYSHIRE CCC batsman Usman Khawaja has been called up by Australia A for the forthcoming VB Tour of Zimbabwe.

Khawaja will return to Australia following the LV=County Championship match against Kent, with the squad due to assemble for a training camp on June 6 ahead of the July series.

Khawaja said: “I have enjoyed my time with Derbyshire immensely and wish the team luck and success for the remainder of the season.

“It is a shame that I won’t be able to complete my scheduled spell in the UK but naturally I am looking forward to the A Tour and the opportunity of furthering my claims for international honours.”

Derbyshire Captain Luke Sutton added: “I speak for everybody here at Derbyshire when I say good luck to Usman who has been a very popular member of the team during his short spell with the club.

“We are delighted that he gets this opportunity to further his claims for a place in the full Australia team.”