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Friday, 30 November 2012 - 12:34
Khawaja earns chance against Sri Lanka
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Usman Khawaja and Alex Doolan will have the perfect chance to push their claims to become Ricky Ponting's Test replacement after being named in the Chairman's XI squad to take on Sri Lanka in Canberra next week.

Cricket Australia emphasised that the squad was chosen before Ponting made his decision to retire from international cricket, meaning the match is not intended as a bat-off for Test selection.

Phillip Hughes is also a strong contender to take Ponting's place, although it would require a reshuffle in the Test batting order, but for Khawaja especially runs against the Sri Lankans would be a case of perfect timing.

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