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Khawaja's century no Ashes saver: Chappell

Usman Khawaja's Test century against Sri Lanka shouldn't be enough to get him on the Ashes tour, according to Ian Chappell.

Khawaja's century no Ashes saver: Chappell

Usman Khawaja's Test century against Sri Lanka shouldn't be enough to get him on the Ashes tour, according to Ian Chappell.

USMAN KHAWAJA of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.
USMAN KHAWAJA of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia. Picture:Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Usman Khawaja's second-innings century against Sri Lanka shouldn't save him from being axed from Australia's Ashes squad, according to Test legend Ian Chappell.

A noted critic of Khawaja, Chappell was unmoved by Khawaja's 101 not out at Manuka Oval on Sunday.


The knock ended a lean trot for the left-hander, who had gone the home summer without a century as pressure began to mount on him before Australia's next Test in England in August.

"If I was a selector that (innings) wouldn't be making any difference to my thinking whether I had him in or out for England," Chappell told Wide World of Sports on Monday.

"It was the second innings, with some pretty pedestrian bowling ... I don't think he'd be in my Ashes squad."

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