Australia plagued with injuries ahead of World Cup semi-final

Australia’s injury headaches continue to worsen with batsman Usman Khawaja being ruled out of the remainder of the ICC World Cup 2019 due to a hamstring injury he suffered in the clash against South Africa. The incident occurred during Australia’s batting against the Proteas, with the batsman retiring hurt.

Khawaja is likely to be out of action for close to three weeks, which leaves him in doubt for the upcoming Ashes starting August 1.

Left-arm wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade will replace Khawaja in the squad. 

The Aussies are also sweating over Marcus Stoinis' fitness. The all-rounder suffered a side strain in the match versus South Africa.

Australia had previously called in Peter Handscomb as a cover for Shaun Marsh, who was injured while facing Pat Cummins in the nets last week.

Australia is due to play England in the second semi-final of the 2019 World Cup at Birmingham on July 11.