Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 32 years 91 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 26 25 2 966 104 42.00 1156 83.56 2 7 93 12 8 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 94 92 7 4021 166 47.30 4671 86.08 12 22 420 55 33 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 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 137 13 162 103 1 1/21 1/21 103.00 3.81 162.0 0 0 0
List A 94 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 India v Australia at Delhi, Mar 13, 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 India v Australia at Delhi, Mar 13, 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
100 Australia v India Delhi 13 Mar 2019 ODI # 4113
91 Australia v India Mohali 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4111
104 Australia v India Ranchi 8 Mar 2019 ODI # 4109
38 Australia v India Nagpur 5 Mar 2019 ODI # 4106
50 Australia v India Hyderabad (Deccan) 2 Mar 2019 ODI # 4102
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
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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Mar 13, 2019

Usman Khawaja after bringing up his second century on tour, India v Australia, 5th ODI, New Delhi, March 13, 2019

Usman Khawaja after bringing up his second century on tour

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Mar 13, 2019

Usman Khawaja slices it behind point, India v Australia, 5th ODI, Delhi, March 13, 2019

Usman Khawaja slices it behind point

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Mar 13, 2019

Usman Khawaja works the ball into the leg side, India v Australia, 5th ODI, Delhi, March 13, 2019

Usman Khawaja works the ball into the leg side

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011