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Khawaja confident of comeback before Test series against India

Press Trust of India  |  Sydney 

Australian opener on Wednesday said his recovery from a is ahead of schedule and he is confident of making it to the team for the four-match Test series against India, beginning next month.

The 31-year-old had undergone on October 23 after suffering a meniscus tear in his left knee during the warm-ups on day two of the second Test against in

"My recovery is going really well so far. I'm trying to keep it cool, but it's actually going really well. I feel like I'm a little bit ahead of where I should be," the experienced left-hander told

"I'm 10 kilograms lighter than I was in maybe seven months ago, so I'm sure that helps the knees in some respects," he added.

The Pakistan-born Australian, who scored 85 and 141 in the drawn first Test against last month, remains a key member of the Australian team which is without the services of banned and

The first Test begins on December 6 and Khawaja would be eager to achieve his fitness to play in match with in from November 27 to spend some time in the middle.

"If I keep doing the little things right -- looking after my body, being disciplined -- hopefully that'll transition to me coming back in time.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 16:45 IST