Usman Khawaja is likely make a comeback to Australia's XI    Getty Images
Usman Khawaja is likely make a comeback to Australia’s XI Getty Images

Australia have often been shuffling between players for the opening slot. For the upcoming Bangladesh tour, Usman Khawaja is expected to make a comeback to the side. Before the start of the series, Mitchell Starc has backed the southpaw, saying he is ready to take on Bangladesh. Khawaja s weakness to face spinners has been evident in his career. It might as well be Bangladesh s key to knock him off soon, given they have now formed an effective spin attack, whose power will double up playing in favourable condition. However, Starc is confident that Khawaja will prove his critics wrong. Bangladesh vs Australia 2017: Maxwell suffers mild heatstroke while training

“I think the whole team have copped a bit of stick about how we ve played spin in the past and maybe Uzzie more than most has copped a bit of it. From what I saw in that Indian series he worked a hell of a lot at it and I m sure he did in the IPL with a few of the Indian spinners in that team working him around as well. It s slightly different over in Bangladesh than it is in India, but I m sure he s going to be well equipped in this series, Starc, who will miss the Bangladesh tour due to injury, told cricket.com.au.

“I know he s worked really hard over the last 12 months, (he s) really itching to get a game out there and no doubt he ll be very well prepared for Bangladesh and look to put some big runs on the board.”

Starc also said Australia will draw confidence from their outing in India.

“We can take a lot of positives out of that (India) tour. Obviously being in a such a good position in all four Test matches and losing the series is something we can learn from and be a little bit disappointed about. But the fact we were in commanding positions in all those Tests is also a positive. We can take a lot of confidence out of the way we played those spinners at times but we weren t able to win some of the key moments with the bat and with the ball to win that series. It s something we re looking to learn from in Asian series going forward.”