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Ben Cutting and Brad Haddin go into bat for Usman Khawaja's Test return

James Buckley
By James Buckley
Updated December 3 2021 - 6:18am, first published 5:50am
Usman Khawaja has been selected in Australia's 15-man Ashes squad. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Explosive Sydney Thunder all rounder Ben Cutting has gone into bat for his Big Bash captain and close mate Usman Khawaja, calling on Australian selectors to lean on the veteran batsman for Wednesday's Ashes opener at the Gabba.

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James Buckley

James Buckley

Sports Editor

James is a Queanbeyan boy enjoying his second stint at the Canberra Times, more than eight years on from his first. In between he's traveled the world, and spent time covering sport in Sydney.