Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 29 years 57 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 13 22 3 881 174 46.36 1663 52.97 3 3 75 8 6 0
ODIs 5 5 1 108 50 27.00 125 86.40 0 1 12 2 2 0
T20Is 1 1 0 14 14 14.00 6 233.33 0 0 2 0 0 0
First-class 94 162 17 6094 214 42.02 11839 51.47 16 30 752 38 66 0
List A 61 60 5 2563 166 46.60 2998 85.49 8 14 274 34 25 0
Twenty20 41 40 5 1211 109* 34.60 979 123.69 2 7 141 15 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 94 11 150 98 1 1/21 1/21 98.00 3.92 150.0 0 0 0
List A 61 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 41 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Feb 8, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 31, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Victoria at Sydney, Feb 15-18, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2016 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Feb 8, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 31, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
44 Australia v New Zealand Hamilton 8 Feb 2016 ODI # 3735
50 Australia v New Zealand Wellington 6 Feb 2016 ODI # 3733
14 Australia v India Sydney 31 Jan 2016 T20I # 489
70 Syd Thunder v Melb Stars Melbourne 24 Jan 2016 T20
104* Syd Thunder v Strikers Adelaide 21 Jan 2016 T20
62 Syd Thunder v Melb Reneg Sydney 11 Jan 2016 T20
- Australia v West Indies Sydney 3 Jan 2016 Test # 2198
144, 56 Australia v West Indies Melbourne 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2195
109* Syd Thunder v Melb Stars Melbourne 20 Dec 2015 T20
121 Australia v New Zealand Perth 13 Nov 2015 Test # 2187
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.
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Feb 12, 2016

Usman Khawaja brought up his fourth first-innings ton on the trot, New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test, Wellington, 2nd day, February 13, 2016

Usman Khawaja brought up his fourth first-innings ton on the trot

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Feb 12, 2016

Usman Khawaja eased to his first overseas century, New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test, Wellington, 2nd day, February 13, 2016

Usman Khawaja eased to his first overseas century

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Feb 12, 2016

Usman Khawaja executes an emphatic pull, New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test, Wellington, 1st day, February 12, 2016

Usman Khawaja executes an emphatic pull

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: New Zealand v Australia at Wellington - Feb 12-16
New Zealand 183 Australia 256/3 (73.4 ov)
South Aust v Victoria at Adelaide
Feb 14-17, 2016 (14:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane
Feb 14-17, 2016 (14:00 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST -1d | 22:00 CST -1d | 20:00 PST -1d)
West Aust v NSW at Perth
Feb 14-17, 2016 (14:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST -1d)
2nd Test: New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch
Feb 20-24, 2016 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 16:30 EST -1d | 15:30 CST -1d | 13:30 PST -1d)
1st ODI: NZ Women v Aus Women at Mount Maunganui
Feb 20, 2016 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 16:30 EST -1d | 15:30 CST -1d | 13:30 PST -1d)
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