Australia recall batsman Khawaja for New Zealand ODI series

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja drives a ball away from the West Indies bowling during a Test match in Melbourne, in December 2015In-form batsman Usman Khawaja has been recalled to the Australian side as the world champions fight to stay alive in their one-day international series against New Zealand on Saturday. Victory for New Zealand at their Westpac Stadium fortress would see them wrap up the series with a game to spare and snap a remarkable run by Australia who have won their last six ODI series and the World Cup over the past two years. Shaun Marsh was surprisingly preferred to Khawaja in the team thrashed by 159 runs in Auckland on Wednesday in the first tie of the three-match series.

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