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Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 28 years 1 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 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 87 151 15 5447 214 40.05 10845 50.22 13 29 695 32 59 0
List A 52 51 5 2112 166 45.91 2505 84.31 7 10 228 29 19 0
Twenty20 36 35 3 852 67 26.62 762 111.81 0 5 100 5 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 87 11 150 98 1 1/21 1/21 98.00 3.92 150.0 0 0 0
List A 52 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 New South Wales v Queensland at Sydney, Dec 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Western Australia v Queensland at Sydney, Oct 22, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12, 12 Queensland v NSW Sydney 9 Dec 2014 FC
31* Queensland v Tasmania Brisbane 25 Nov 2014 FC
120 Queensland v West Aust Sydney 22 Oct 2014 LA
166 Queensland v Tasmania Sydney 18 Oct 2014 LA
85 Queensland v Victoria Sydney 14 Oct 2014 LA
34 Queensland v South Aust Brisbane 12 Oct 2014 LA
37 Queensland v NSW Brisbane 10 Oct 2014 LA
43 Queensland v NSW Brisbane 6 Oct 2014 LA
38 Queensland v Victoria Brisbane 4 Oct 2014 LA
11 Queensland v Ireland XI Gold Coast 30 Sep 2014 Other OD
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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Oct 18, 2014

Usman Khawaja cracked 166 off 110, Queensland v Tasmania, Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, Sydney, October 18, 2014

Usman Khawaja cracked 166 off 110

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Oct 14, 2014

Usman Khawaja drives, Queensland v Victoria, Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, Sydney, October 14, 2014

Usman Khawaja drives

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Sep 9, 2014

Ben Brown gathers the catch to remove Usman Khawaja, Sussex v Lancashire, County Championship, Division One, Hove, September 9, 2014

Ben Brown gathers the catch to remove Usman Khawaja

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Australia v India at Brisbane - Dec 17-21
India 408 & 71/1 Australia 505
Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg at Sydney - Dec 19
Syd Sixers won by 8 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Melb Stars v Hurricanes at Melbourne
Dec 20, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Syd Thunder v Heat at Sydney
Dec 21, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Scorchers v Strikers at Perth
Dec 22, 2014 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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