Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 28 years 259 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Australian Institute of Sports, Derbyshire, Lancashire, New South Wales, Queensland, 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 9 17 2 377 65 25.13 939 40.14 0 2 37 3 5 0
ODIs 3 3 1 14 8* 7.00 40 35.00 0 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 89 155 16 5558 214 39.98 11057 50.26 13 29 710 33 65 0
List A 56 55 5 2379 166 47.58 2802 84.90 8 12 256 32 21 0
Twenty20 36 35 3 852 67 26.62 762 111.81 0 5 100 5 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 89 11 150 98 1 1/21 1/21 98.00 3.92 150.0 0 0 0
List A 56 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, Aug 9-12, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Perth, Feb 3, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Victoria at Sydney, Feb 15-18, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class India A v Australia A at Chennai, Jul 29-Aug 1, 2015 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Australia A v India A at Chennai, Aug 14, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
76 Australia A v India A Chennai 14 Aug 2015 LA
18 Australia A v India A Chennai 10 Aug 2015 LA
100 Australia A v India A Chennai 7 Aug 2015 LA
73 Australia A v Sth Africa A Chennai 5 Aug 2015 LA
33, 41* Australia A v India A Chennai 29 Jul 2015 FC
25, 12 Australia A v India A Chennai 22 Jul 2015 FC
12, 12 Queensland v NSW Sydney 9 Dec 2014 FC
31* Queensland v Tasmania Brisbane 25 Nov 2014 FC
120 Queensland v West Aust Sydney 22 Oct 2014 LA
166 Queensland v Tasmania Sydney 18 Oct 2014 LA
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 young 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 fine left-handed batsman who was a national under-19 representative, Khawaja delivered on the rave reviews during his second and third seasons with New South Wales. He collected three Sheffield Shield centuries in 2009-10 in a haul of 698 runs, following a return of 554 at 42.61 the previous summer. New South Wales were in the desperate trouble of 4 for 88 at the Gabba when Khawaja stepped in with his maiden century and he followed his 112 with 172 not out in the final game of 2008-09.
ESPNcricinfo staff August 2011

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Aug 14, 2015

Usman Khawaja top-scored for Australia A with 76, India v Australia, A-team tri-series, final, Chennai, August 14, 2015

Usman Khawaja top-scored for Australia A with 76

© K Sivaraman

Aug 7, 2015

Usman Khawaja plays it square, India A v Australia A, A team tri-series, Chennai, August 7, 2015

Usman Khawaja plays it square

© K Sivaraman

Aug 7, 2015

Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja put on a 239-run opening stand, India A v Australia A, A team tri-series, Chennai, August 7, 2015

Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja put on a 239-run opening stand

© K Sivaraman

Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

Tour Results
Australia v West Indies at Brisbane - Feb 13, 2013
West Indies won by 27 runs
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne - Feb 10, 2013
Australia won by 17 runs
Australia v West Indies at Sydney - Feb 8, 2013
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v West Indies at Canberra - Feb 6, 2013
Australia won by 39 runs
Australia v West Indies at Perth - Feb 3, 2013
Australia won by 54 runs
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