Usman Khawaja does not want to sacrifice Steve Smith to replace David Warner

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There are many options available in the Australian team, who can replace David Warner.

Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith. (Image Source: Getty Images)

Australia cricket team’s star opener Usman Khawaja (Usman Khawaja) by Steve Smith (Steve Smith) has shared his views on the news of possibly replacing David Warner in the Test team.

Usman Khawaja believes that it is not a good idea to disturb the set batting position of Steve Smith and play him as an opener in the batting lineup of Australia Test team.

The veteran opener stressed that while many top-order batsmen may have the ability to open, it would be foolish to remove Steve Smith from his No. 4 position, where he has performed best so far.

Steve Smith is a beautiful number 4 batsman: Usman Khawaja

Let us tell you, David Warner has recently retired from Test cricket during the home Test series against Pakistan, due to which the Australian cricket team is looking for a proper opening batsman.

Read here: Australia’s head coach gave a big statement regarding Steve Smith’s role as an opener in the Test.

However, Australia captain Pat Cummins has clearly said that he is very happy with Steve Smith’s performance at number four, and did not hint at promoting him to the top order. At the same time, there are many options available in the Australian team, who can replace David Warner.

This is a specialist batting position: Usman Khawaja

Meanwhile, Usman Khawaja was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au, “I agree it is a specialist batting position, but whoever can bat in the top four can open. But I wouldn’t want to sacrifice someone who in my opinion is the second greatest Test batsman in the position he has been batting in for so long. The specialty of Steve Smith is that he is a beautiful number 4 batsman. He can bat against fast bowlers. He is a really good batsman against spin as well.”

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