Usman Khawaja makes way for Ricky Ponting in third Test

Batsman Usman Khawaja (L) will be replaced by veteran batsman Ricky Ponting (R) while centurion on debut, Shaun Marsh will be retained in the third Test against Sri Lanka AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Sep 15, 2011

The middle-order batsman Usman Khawaja had to make way for former Australian captain Ricky Ponting in the third Test starting Friday in Colombo.

The centurion in the second Test Shaun Marsh has been retained in the team. Marsh scored 141 runs on debut in Kandy in the second Test. Earlier Australian team suffered a major blow as star bowler of the second Test; Ryan Harris was injured due to a minor hamstring strain.

Harris has been replaced by Victoria quick Peter Siddle.

Australia: Shane Watson, Phillip Hughes, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (c), Michael Hussey, Shaun Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Trent Copeland, Nathan Lyon