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Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 31 years 184 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 33 57 4 2226 174 42.00 4273 52.09 6 12 244 14 25 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 123 214 20 8408 214 43.34 16075 52.30 23 43 1050 48 91 0
List A 82 80 6 3377 166 45.63 3924 86.06 9 19 353 49 27 0
T20s Insights on t20 58 57 5 1702 109* 32.73 1349 126.16 2 9 201 28 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 33 1 6 1 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 123 12 156 99 1 1/21 1/21 99.00 3.80 156.0 0 0 0
List A 82 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s Insights on t20 58 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Mar 30-Apr 3, 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 Warwickshire v Glamorgan at Birmingham, Jun 9-12, 2018 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Oct 17, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder at Melbourne, Jan 20, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 125 Glamorgan v Warwickshire Birmingham 9 Jun 2018 FC
53, 7 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 30 Mar 2018 Test # 2302 Insights on
5, 1 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 22 Mar 2018 Test # 2300 Insights on
4, 75 Australia v South Africa Port Elizabeth 9 Mar 2018 Test # 2298 Insights on
14, 6 Australia v South Africa Durban 1 Mar 2018 Test # 2297 Insights on
22, 8 Australia v SA A Benoni 22 Feb 2018 FC
44 Syd Thunder v Melb Stars Melbourne 20 Jan 2018 T20
8 Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers Sydney 13 Jan 2018 T20
85 Syd Thunder v Scorchers Sydney 11 Jan 2018 T20
171 Australia v England Sydney 4 Jan 2018 Test # 2291 Insights on
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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Mar 31, 2018

Usman Khawaja gets behind a short one, South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 2nd day, Johannesburg, March 31, 2018

Usman Khawaja gets behind a short one

© AFP

Mar 30, 2018

Chadd Sayers is mobbed by his team-mates after picking up his first Test wicket, South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 1st day, March 30, 2018

Chadd Sayers is mobbed by his team-mates after picking up his first Test wicket

© AFP

Mar 11, 2018

Usman Khawaja plays a fine reverse sweep, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Port Elizabeth

Usman Khawaja plays a fine reverse sweep

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

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