Australian opener Usman Khawaja. @ AFP/Getty Images
Australian opener Usman Khawaja. @ AFP/Getty Images

Australia were boosted with some good news on Monday with in-form opener Usman Khawaja expected to be back in the squad ahead of the marquee four-match Test series against a rampaging India.

According to a report in FOX on Monday, Khawaja, who underwent surgery on a torn meniscus he suffered during Australia s Test series against Pakistan in October in the UAE this year, is well on his way to a smooth recovery from the knee injury.

Khawaja, who scored a scintillating 144 that helped Australia secure a draw in the first Test against Pakistan, will train in the nets later this week. It s going pretty well so far, just over two weeks, ran at 100 per cent yesterday on the treadmill, hopefully run outside tomorrow, so progressing well so far, Khawaja said last week about his recovery.

India will begin their tour of Australia with the three-match Twenty20 International series beginning on November 21 with the first match at the Gabba in Brisbane. The four-Test series begin on December 6 with the first Test at Adelaide. Interestingly, this will be Khawaja s first Test against India.

Both teams will then be involved in a three-match ODI series which begins on January 12 at Sydney.