Flexibility order of the day for Usman Khawaja
USMAN Khawaja will be happy to bat anywhere as he looks for a return to the Australian one-day international team for the upcoming tri-series in the West Indies.
Australia will play three games against the host nation and three against South Africa before the top two teams face off in a final in Barbados on June 26.
The Proteas face the Windies tomorrow morning in Guyana with the Aussies set to go up against the home side on Monday morning (AEST) at the same venue.
Khawaja has not played an ODI for his country since playing against New Zealand in Hamilton in February.
He has played five times in the 50-over game for Australia and after a stellar season in all forms of the game, he will be hoping to get the nod for Monday's opener.
Khawaja will be battling for a place in the side with the likes of David Warner and Aaron Finch but if he didn't get his preferred position he would bat where he was asked to by interim coach Justin Langer, who is taking charge of the team while Darren Lehmann takes a rest.
"I love opening," he said. "But I am happy to play anywhere.
"Anywhere in the top order would be nice but at the same time we have a lot of good players, so it just depends on what happens."
Khawaja was one of the stars of last summer with four centuries for Australia at Test match level, while he also starred for the Thunder in the Big Bash League.
The 29-year-old said he would not change much as he looked to continue that form into the next 12 months but did not want look to far down the track.
"I have had a few troubles (with injuries) over the past couple of years, so I don't want to look to far ahead," he said.
"If you ask me what date the games are I wouldn't know.
"I just want to keep on doing the things I was doing last year.
"Hopefully I can continue to enjoy the ride and do well in the whole year of cricket that's coming up."