Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 31 years 364 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 Insights on test 36 62 4 2491 174 42.94 4930 50.52 7 13 264 14 26 0
ODIs Insights on odi 18 17 2 469 98 31.26 570 82.28 0 4 43 8 3 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 9 0 241 58 26.77 182 132.41 0 1 31 5 5 0
First-class 132 230 20 9225 214 43.92 17704 52.10 27 44 1147 54 97 0
List A 86 84 7 3524 166 45.76 4085 86.26 10 19 370 51 28 0
T20s Insights on t20 65 64 5 1870 109* 31.69 1472 127.03 2 9 226 31 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 36 1 6 1 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 132 12 156 99 1 1/21 1/21 99.00 3.80 156.0 0 0 0
List A 86 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s Insights on t20 65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 6-10, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 22, 2017 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 India at Adelaide, Dec 6-10, 2018 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A India B v Australia A at Bengaluru, Aug 29, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Glamorgan v Gloucestershire at Cardiff, Aug 3, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
28, 8 Australia v India Adelaide 6 Dec 2018 Test # 2333 Insights on
41, 18 Queensland v Victoria Brisbane 27 Nov 2018 FC
3 Australia v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 16 Oct 2018 Test # 2322 Insights on
85, 141 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 7 Oct 2018 Test # 2320 Insights on
36 Australians v Pakistan A ICCA Dubai 29 Sep 2018 FC
127, 40 Australia A v India A Bengaluru 2 Sep 2018 FC
23 Australia A v India B Bengaluru 29 Aug 2018 LA
101* Australia A v India B Alur 27 Aug 2018 LA
10 Australia A v SA A Bengaluru 25 Aug 2018 LA
13 Australia A v India A Bengaluru 23 Aug 2018 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 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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Dec 17, 2018

Usman Khawaja tucks the ball away, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 17, 2018

Usman Khawaja tucks the ball away

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Dec 17, 2018

Usman Khawaja brings up his half-century, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 17, 2018

Usman Khawaja brings up his half-century

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Dec 17, 2018

Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine extended Australia's lead, Australia v India, 2nd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 17, 2018

Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine extended Australia's lead

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

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