Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 29 years 288 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Australian Institute of Sports, Derbyshire, Lancashire, New South Wales, Queensland, Rising Pune Supergiants, Sydney Thunder, Valley District Cricket Club

Nickname Usie

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 1.75 m

Usman Tariq Khawaja
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 17 29 3 1145 174 44.03 2114 54.16 4 3 115 8 13 0
ODIs 15 14 2 413 98 34.41 480 86.04 0 4 38 8 2 0
T20Is 9 9 0 241 58 26.77 182 132.41 0 1 31 5 5 0
First-class 99 170 17 6389 214 41.75 12347 51.74 17 30 795 38 74 0
List A 71 69 6 2868 166 45.52 3353 85.53 8 17 300 40 25 0
Twenty20 55 54 5 1565 109* 31.93 1255 124.70 2 8 184 23 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 99 11 150 98 1 1/21 1/21 98.00 3.92 150.0 0 0 0
List A 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 55 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 4-6, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Ireland at Benoni, Sep 27, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 31, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Victoria at Sydney, Feb 15-18, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 4-6, 2016 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Australia v Ireland at Benoni, Sep 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
82* Australia v Ireland Benoni 27 Sep 2016 ODI # 3782
6 Australia v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 9 Sep 2016 T20I # 567
36 Australia v Sri Lanka Pallekele 6 Sep 2016 T20I # 565
6 Australia v Sri Lanka Pallekele 4 Sep 2016 ODI # 3776
0 Australia v Sri Lanka Dambulla 31 Aug 2016 ODI # 3774
11, 0 Australia v Sri Lanka Galle 4 Aug 2016 Test # 2213
26, 18 Australia v Sri Lanka Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 Test # 2209
31 Australians v Sri Lanka XI Colombo (PSS) 18 Jul 2016 FC
14 Australia v West Indies Bridgetown 26 Jun 2016 ODI # 3756
17 Australia v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3752
Profile

Usman Khawaja needed plenty of patience and composure to qualify as a pilot, and the same qualities have made him one of the most promising batsmen in Australia. Born in Pakistan, Khawaja moved with his family to Australia when he was a young boy, and in the 2011 Sydney Ashes Test became the first Muslim to play for Australia. Batting at No.3 in place of the injured Ricky Ponting, he made 37 and 21 and showed impressive poise, giving Australia a ray of hope in a series that had brought them little but doom and gloom. A classy left-hander in the languid style of David Gower, Khawaja won further Test opportunities from 2011 to 2013 but never quite kicked on beyond his regularly appealing starts. Dropped during the 2013 Ashes, he earned another recall in 2015 for the home series against New Zealand following the retirements of Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers. A move from New South Wales to Queensland in 2012 helped to reinvigorate his career; he declared his enjoyment of the game had ebbed away in Sydney. A serious knee injury suffered in late 2014 put him out of action for six months, but when he returned to captain Australia A on the 2015 tour of India he impressed Rod Marsh's selection panel, and further leadership opportunities came when he was named captain of Queensland for the 2015-16 season.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Sep 27, 2016

Usman Khawaja brings up his fourth ODI fifty of the year, Australia v Ireland, Only ODI, Benoni, September 27, 2016

Usman Khawaja brings up his fourth ODI fifty of the year

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Sep 27, 2016

Usman Khawaja drives en route to his half century, Australia v Ireland, Only ODI, Benoni, September 27, 2016

Usman Khawaja drives en route to his half century

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Sep 6, 2016

Usman Khawaja slogs en route to his 22-ball 36, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st T20I, Pallekele, September 6, 2016

Usman Khawaja slogs en route to his 22-ball 36

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

Results
NSW v West Aust at Canberra - Mar 21-25, 2014
Match drawn
NSW v West Aust at Canberra - Mar 11-14, 2014
NSW won by 3 wickets
Victoria v Queensland at Melbourne - Mar 11-14, 2014
Match drawn
Tasmania v South Aust at Hobart - Mar 11-13, 2014
Tasmania won by an innings and 316 runs
Queensland v West Aust at Brisbane - Mar 3-6, 2014
Queensland won by 250 runs
South Aust v NSW at Adelaide - Mar 3-6, 2014
Match drawn
Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne - Mar 3-6, 2014
Match drawn
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