'Horrible': Aussie batter in selection controversy after Ashes fail

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Marcus Harris (pictured right) walking off the field and (pictured left) playing a shot.
Marcus Harris (pictured right) failed to convert yet another start in the Ashes, which has thrown his position in question. (Images: Channel 7/Getty Images)

Marcus Harris has once again failed to convert a start in the second innings of the fourth Test at the SCG, which has sparked conversation around whether Usman Khawaja should remain in the XI.

Cricket legend Shane Warne admitted he thinks Khawaja will be dropped following the SCG Test, despite his century on his return to the Australian team.

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Filling in for the Covid-hit Travis Head, Khawaja played with style and elegance and has already scored more runs than all but two Englishman this summer.

Warne said Australia would reinstate Head in the middle order and stick with opener Harris at the top.

However, Harris yet again failed to convert his start in the second innings of the SCG Test on Day 4.

Looking comfortable on 27 runs, with Australia building a healthy lead, Harris was caught behind to Jack Leach after reaching for a delivery.

The field to Leach had once again been criticised in commentary over its defensive setting, but it was enough to lure Harris into an ill-timed shot.

This leaves Harris with scores of 3, 9, 3, 23, 76, 39, 27 across four Tests.

This sparked fans to question whether Harris deserves his spot at the top of the order heading into the fifth and final Ashes Test.

Usman Khawaja doesn't expect another Ashes Test

Despite Warne's tough prediction, Khawaja also admitted he didn't expect to play another Test.

"I knew it was one game for the series," Khawaja said.

"Heady's going to be back next game, he's going to be fit. I'm replacing him.

"The same thing happened to me once (in 2015), I scored a couple of hundreds, Shaun Marsh came in and scored 100 and he got dropped for me the next game.

"I understand the process. I'm not against that process either."

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