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SportAustralia v India: Usman Khawaja expected to play Adelaide Test despite brother’s arrest

04:45  05 december  2018
04:45  05 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Australian batsman Usman Khawaja is expected to take the field against India despite his brother's arrest on Tuesday, says coach Justin Langer.

Parramatta police arrested and charged Arsalan Khawaja after a “terror hit list” was found at the University of New South Wales.

The 39-year-old was charged with one count of attempting to pervert justice and one count of forgery.

Arsalan Khawaja allegedly forged an ''ISIS-style hit list'' containing the names of a number of Australian politicians to set up a colleague.

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Players , coaches rally around ‘shocked’ Usman Khawaja after brother ’ s arrest . The middle of Adelaide Oval has proven Usman Khawaja ’s happy place in the past, now it shapes as a sanctuary Coach Justin Langer suggested Khawaja is “absolutely” ready to play the first Test , noting the squad

Coach Justin Langer said that Usman Khawaja has the full support of the Australian team as they prepare for the opening Test against India in Adelaide.

“We look after each other as well as we can,” Langer told SEN.

“We’re keeping an eye on Uzzie, obviously it was a little bit of a shock for him yesterday.

“That said he’s got good support around him, I know his wife’s here with him and we’ll look after him.”

Australia v India: Usman Khawaja expected to play Adelaide Test despite brother’s arrest© Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited Despite the arrest, Khawaja is still prepared to wear the Baggy Green on Thursday's Test.

“A lot of cricketers say this, but the actual sanctuary is out in the middle so while there’s a lot going on in his personal life, we’re all around him to support him,” he said.

“He’ll be as cool and calm as usual out in the middle.”

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Australia's first Test against India takes place at Adelaide Oval, on Thursday December 6.

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Australia bowled out for 235, India lead by 15 runs.
Australia bowled out for 235, India lead by 15 runs

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