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BBL 2015-16

Run-hungry Khawaja and six-hitter Lynn catch the eye

Jan 25, 2016: Stats round-up of the fifth Big Bash League season that was clinched by Sydney Thunder after finishing at the bottom in the previous four editions

Bharath Seervi

Australia news

Khawaja near certainty for World T20 squad, says selector

Jan 25, 2016: Usman Khawaja is a near certainty to be chosen in Australia's squad for the World T20 despite being overlooked for the upcoming T20s against India and the ODIs in New Zealand

Brydon Coverdale

Australia in NZ 2015-16

Khawaja, Burns left out of ODI squad

Jan 24, 2016: Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns will enter Australia's tilt for the Test match No. 1 ranking without a single warm-up innings on New Zealand soil, after the national selectors resisted temptation to significantly alter the ODI squad

Daniel Brettig

Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder, BBL 2015-16 final, MCG

Khawaja 70 hands Thunder maiden title

Jan 24, 2016: The fifth BBL final was a tale of two innings, and two collapses. Kevin Pietersen, who is in marvellous form, scored 74, before Usman Khawaja, who is in simply superhuman touch, made 70 which, as wickets tumbled, proved enough to hand Sydney Thunder their

The report by Will Macpherson

Australia v India, 5th ODI, Sydney

Tough to find spot for Khawaja - Smith

Jan 22, 2016: Australia's captain Steven Smith admits it will be difficult to fit Usman Khawaja into Australia's limited-overs teams despite his dominant recent performances across all formats

Daniel Brettig

Strikers v Thunder, BBL semi-final, Adelaide

Khawaja lauds Thunder's work behind the scenes

Jan 21, 2016: Usman Khawaja believes Sydney Thunder are reaping the rewards of the work of Michael Hussey and general manager Nick Cummins, following his quickfire hundred in the semi-final against Adelaide Strikers

Will Macpherson in Adelaide

Strikers v Thunder, BBL semi-final, Adelaide

Khawaja's 58-ball 103 powers Thunder into first final

Jan 21, 2016: Usman Khawaja continued his summer to remember, slamming an unbeaten 104 off 59 balls to lift Sydney Thunder to their first ever BBL final

The Report by Will Macpherson in Adelaide

India in Australia 2015-16

Khawaja keen to establish white-ball credentials

Jan 13, 2016: Usman Khawaja, who returns to the Australia ODI squad after three years, is hopeful of becoming an all-format player and not just a Test specialist

Brydon Coverdale

India in Australia 2015-16

Khawaja in, Warner out on paternity leave

Jan 12, 2016: Usman Khawaja has been drafted into the Australian squad for the second and third ODIs against India as cover for David Warner as he goes on paternity leave. Warner and his wife Candice are expecting their second child very soon

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v West Indies, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

'Never dreamt I'd play for Australia again' - Khawaja

Dec 26, 2015: Twelve months after a freak knee injury almost ended Usman Khawaja's career, he is not only back playing cricket, he is back playing for Australia. And he is the team's most in-form batsman

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v West Indies, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Khawaja, Burns subdue West Indies

Dec 26, 2015: Usman Khawaja celebrated his Australia recall and Joe Burns his retention by combining for an unbeaten stand to shut out West Indies on day one of the Boxing Day Test

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia news

Stronger, fitter Khawaja set for Boxing Day Test

Dec 21, 2015: Usman Khawaja believes his hamstrings are stronger than they have been for three years, after he spent a month on the sidelines recovering from a strain to his left hamstring

Brydon Coverdale

Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder, BBL 2015-16, Sydney

Khawaja scores ton in Thunder's one-run win

Dec 20, 2015: Usman Khawaja scored an unbeaten 109 in his first match back from a hamstring injury as the Sydney Thunder recorded a tense one-run win over the Melbourne Stars at the MCG

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Khawaja comfortable with opener's role

Dec 19, 2015: Usman Khawaja is prepared to open the batting alongside David Warner on Boxing Day, but will first test his healing hamstring to the limit for the Sydney Thunder on Sunday evening

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Khawaja fit to play BBL for Sydney Thunder

Dec 18, 2015: Australia batsman Usman Khawaja was declared fit to play for his Big Bash League franchise Sydney Thunder's next game at the MCG on Sunday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Warner may need to stand in as captain

Dec 13, 2015: David Warner may find himself as stand-in captain of Australia for the first time in some of January's limited-overs matches against India if Steven Smith's current knee and hip niggles don't clear up over the next two weeks

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Khawaja in for MCG Test, Smith out of BBL

Dec 12, 2015: Australia's selectors added Usman Khawaja to the squad for the Boxing Day Test and deferred the looming hard call after news of careful management required for Steven Smith due to hip and knee niggles

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Shattered Khawaja out of Adelaide, Hobart

Nov 15, 2015: Australia will need to reshuffle their batting order for at least the next two Test matches after Usman Khawaja was formally ruled out of both the Adelaide Test against New Zealand and Hobart Test against West Indies

Daniel Brettig at the WACA

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Perth, 2nd day

Khawaja injury setback for Australia

Nov 14, 2015: Usman Khawaja will be a doubtful proposition for the third Test of the series against New Zealand after suffering an apparent left hamstring injury while fielding on the second afternoon of the WACA Test

Daniel Brettig at the WACA

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Perth, 1st day

Warner's double-century crushes NZ spirits

Nov 13, 2015: David Warner's career-best 244 not out crushed New Zealand's spirits on the first day at the WACA, where Usman Khawaja scored 121

The Report by Brydon Coverdale
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