Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 27 years 122 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Australian Institute of Sports, Derbyshire, 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 78 135 14 4979 214 41.14 9871 50.44 12 26 635 30 50 0
List A 39 38 4 1473 121 43.32 1848 79.70 5 9 158 19 15 0
Twenty20 32 31 3 724 66* 25.85 661 109.53 0 4 85 4 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 78 11 150 98 1 1/21 1/21 98.00 3.92 150.0 0 0 0
List A 39 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 32 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Victoria v Queensland at Melbourne, Mar 11-14, 2014 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A New South Wales v Queensland at Sydney, Oct 27, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder at Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 14, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
20, 0/16 Queensland v Victoria Melbourne 11 Mar 2014 FC
1, 74* Queensland v Western Aust Brisbane 3 Mar 2014 FC
19, 182* Queensland v South Aust Brisbane 12 Feb 2014 FC
46* Syd Thunder v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 14 Jan 2014 T20
28 Syd Thunder v Hurricanes Hobart 11 Jan 2014 T20
22 Syd Thunder v Heat Sydney 8 Jan 2014 T20
66 Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers Sydney 21 Dec 2013 T20
40, 18 Queensland v Victoria Brisbane 8 Dec 2013 FC
64, 16* Queensland v Western Aust Perth 29 Nov 2013 FC
10, 25 Queensland v NSW Sydney 22 Nov 2013 FC
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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Dec 21, 2013

Usman Khawaja plays a pull, Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League, Sydney, December 21, 2013

Usman Khawaja plays a pull

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Nov 14, 2013

Usman Khawaja pulls during his half-century, Queensland v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 2nd day, November 14, 2013

Usman Khawaja pulls during his half-century

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Oct 27, 2013

Usman Khawaja set up Queensland's chase with a century, New South Wales v Queensland, Ryobi One Day Cup, final, North Sydney Oval, October 27, 2013

Usman Khawaja set up Queensland's chase with a century

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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