Usman Khawaja is unconcerned about his disappointing start to Australia's Test series against India.

After a stunning 141 to salvage a draw against Pakistan in Dubai was followed by knee surgery in October, Khawaja has scored just 41 runs across three innings versus India.

The batsman, who has only found the boundary once from 205 balls faced during the series, has been relied upon to shoulder a greater share of responsibility at the top of the order with David Warner and Steve Smith suspended.

Despite a difficult start against the top-ranked Test side, Khawaja is remaining upbeat about his chances of making an impact.

"Cricket is a funny game, it goes in circles," Khawaja told a post-match news conference.

"I've scored a lot of runs this year. A lot of runs in first-class cricket over in Glamorgan, then [for] 'Aussie A', and then in the UAE. 

"There's going to be a couple of innings here and there where I don't, and that's just part of the game. Nothing changes a lot. Credit to the bowlers when they bowl well to you. 

"If you're not scoring runs you don't have to reinvent the wheel. You just go out there next time and get some more runs.

"It could be a lot worse. I could get three first-ballers."

Australia were all out for 326 in the first session on Saturday and had India in trouble at 8-2 in reply, but unbeaten fifties from Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane got the tourists to stumps in a strong position at 172-3.

Khawaja hopes his team can make an early breakthrough on day three and put some pressure on what appears to be a long India tail.

"If we get a couple of wickets early [on Sunday] and break this partnership right now - it's not an easy wicket to start off on," said Khawaja.

"If we do that we'll have our chance at that tail, but we still have to be quite disciplined."

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Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has asked for privacy after his older brother was arrested in New South Wales on Tuesday.

Arsalan Khawaja was arrested in relation to "documents allegedly found on University of NSW grounds in August this year containing plans that purported to facilitate terrorism attacks," NSW Police confirmed.

The 39-year-old has been charged with one count of attempting to pervert justice and one count of forgery – making a false document.

As Australia prepare for Thursday's opening Test against India in Adelaide, Usman Khawaja fronted the media to address the situation.

"I won't say much. It's a matter for the police to deal with it," the 31-year-old star told reporters. "Out of respect for the process, it would be inappropriate for me to make any further comment.

"I just ask for you to please respect my privacy and my family's privacy at this time."

Earlier on Tuesday, NSW Police released a statement which read: "A man arrested in Sydney’s west this morning as part of an ongoing NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team investigation has now been charged.

"Officers from Operation Moorsel arrested the 39-year-old Westmead man in Burnett Street, Parramatta, at 8.30am.

"The arrest relates to documents allegedly found on University of NSW grounds in August this year containing plans that purported to facilitate terrorism attacks.

"The man was taken to Parramatta Police Area Command where he was spoken in to regarding the alleged offences of attempt to pervert justice, and forgery – making a false document.

"He has been charged with one count of attempting to pervert justice [Criminal Crimes act 1914 – Cth] and one count of forgery – making a false document [NSW Crimes Act].

"The man has been refused bail and is due to appear in Parramatta Local Court today [Tuesday 4 December 2018]."

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Usman Khawaja is a doubt for Australia's home series with India after suffering a meniscal tear ahead of play on day three of the second Test with Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

Usman Khawaja is a doubt for Australia's home series with India after suffering a meniscal tear ahead of play on day three of the second Test with Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

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Usman Khawaja made a magnificent resilient hundred before Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon denied Pakistan as Australia produced a monumental rearguard action to draw the first Test in Dubai.

Pakistan needed seven

Mohammad Abbas took three quick wickets in a devastating burst to put Pakistan on course to win the first Test in Dubai, but Usman Khawaja's unbeaten half-century gave Australia hope on day four. 

Haris Sohail made a maiden Test century to help Pakistan post a first-innings total of 482 on another day of toil for Australia's bowlers in Dubai. 

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