Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 32 years 64 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 41 71 6 2765 174 42.53 5523 50.06 8 14 295 15 32 0
ODIs 21 20 2 583 98 32.38 725 80.41 0 5 54 8 5 0
T20Is 9 9 0 241 58 26.77 182 132.41 0 1 31 5 5 0
First-class 137 239 22 9499 214 43.77 18297 51.91 28 45 1178 55 103 0
List A 89 87 7 3638 166 45.47 4240 85.80 10 20 381 51 30 0
T20s 66 65 5 1906 109* 31.76 1493 127.66 2 9 232 32 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 41 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 137 13 162 103 1 1/21 1/21 103.00 3.81 162.0 0 0 0
List A 89 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 66 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Sri Lanka at Canberra, Feb 1-4, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 18, 2019 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 Australia v Sri Lanka at Canberra, Feb 1-4, 2019 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 18, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes at Canberra, Feb 9, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
36 Syd Thunder v Hurricanes Canberra 9 Feb 2019 T20
0, 101* Australia v Sri Lanka Canberra 1 Feb 2019 Test # 2345
11 Australia v Sri Lanka Brisbane 24 Jan 2019 Test # 2343
34 Australia v India Melbourne 18 Jan 2019 ODI # 4079
21 Australia v India Adelaide 15 Jan 2019 ODI # 4078
59 Australia v India Sydney 12 Jan 2019 ODI # 4077
0/4, 27, 4* Australia v India Sydney 3 Jan 2019 Test # 2339
21, 33 Australia v India Melbourne 26 Dec 2018 Test # 2337
5, 72 Australia v India Perth 14 Dec 2018 Test # 2334
28, 8 Australia v India Adelaide 6 Dec 2018 Test # 2333
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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Feb 4, 2019

The four Australian century-makers from the Canberra Test, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Canberra, 4th day, February 4, 2019

The four Australian century-makers from the Canberra Test

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Feb 3, 2019

Usman Khawaja's emotions came out when he reached three figures, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Canberra, February 3, 2019

Usman Khawaja's emotions came out when he reached three figures

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Feb 3, 2019

Usman Khawaja regained his form, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Canberra, February 3, 2019

Usman Khawaja regained his form

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011