Australia Test opener and Queensland captain Usman Khawaja
He will miss a second consecutive Sheffield Shield match as Cricket Australia is managing his workload to keep him mentally and physically fresh for the Test summer, which will feature seven Tests against Pakistan, West Indies and New Zealand.
Khawaja, who turns 37 in December, played in Queensland’s first Sheffield Shield match of the summer against New South Wales in early October and two Marsh Cup matches against Western Australia and New South Wales. He was set to play another Marsh Cup match against South Australia in late September, but that was canceled without bowling a single ball. These are the only matches he has played since the final Ashes Test ended on 31 July.
That management continues as he will miss another Shield match against Tasmania in Hobart this week to continue rest, despite being fully fit, ahead of preparations for the first Test against Pakistan in December.
He will once again lead a Queensland side against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval starting on Thursday, with the Bulls selecting an unchanged 13-man squad as they hope to make it two wins in a row after beating Victoria by an innings.
Meanwhile, Western Australia has rested the fast bowler lance morris
CA is also managing his workload ahead of the Test summer for the upcoming clash with South Australia. Morris has played only one of the first two Shield games for WA. The two-time defending champions were hoping for a comeback jay richardson
His replacement Richardson was sidelined for several weeks. his shoulder dislocated
left arm swing bowler joel paris
He has been named as he recovers from a hamstring injury suffered while playing for Australia A in late August, after getting through last week’s WA Second XI match without any problems. cameron gannon
He has also been recalled for WA after missing the draw with Tasmania due to quad tightness.
Queensland team vs Tasmania: Jimmy Pearson (captain), Joe Burns, Jack Clayton, Liam Guthrie, Matthew Kuhnman, Ben McDermott, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Gurinder Sandhu, Mark Steketee, Bryce Street, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth.
Western Australia team vs South Australia: Sam Whiteman (captain), Cameron Bancroft, Hilton Cartwright, Cameron Gannon, Jaden Goodwin, Aaron Hardie, Liam Haskett, Joel Paris, Josh Philippe, Corey Rocchioli, Charlie Stobo, Ashton Turner, Teague Wylie.