Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 30 years 127 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 23 40 4 1726 174 47.94 3188 54.14 5 8 174 12 18 0
ODIs 18 17 2 469 98 31.26 570 82.28 0 4 43 8 3 0
T20Is 9 9 0 241 58 26.77 182 132.41 0 1 31 5 5 0
First-class 108 187 18 7402 214 43.79 14113 52.44 20 37 910 44 81 0
List A 76 74 6 2997 166 44.07 3522 85.09 8 17 314 43 27 0
Twenty20 55 54 5 1565 109* 31.93 1255 124.70 2 8 184 23 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 108 11 150 98 1 1/21 1/21 98.00 3.92 150.0 0 0 0
List A 76 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 55 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2017 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 Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2017 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 22, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
30 Australia v Pakistan Sydney 22 Jan 2017 ODI # 3822
9 Australia v Pakistan Perth 19 Jan 2017 ODI # 3820
17 Australia v Pakistan Melbourne 15 Jan 2017 ODI # 3818
13, 79* Australia v Pakistan Sydney 3 Jan 2017 Test # 2245
97 Australia v Pakistan Melbourne 26 Dec 2016 Test # 2242
4, 74 Australia v Pakistan Brisbane 15 Dec 2016 Test # 2240
157, 61 Queensland v West Aust Perth 5 Dec 2016 FC
145, 0 Australia v South Africa Adelaide 24 Nov 2016 Test # 2236
106, 17 Queensland v South Aust Brisbane 17 Nov 2016 FC
4, 64 Australia v South Africa Hobart 12 Nov 2016 Test # 2233
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.
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Jan 23, 2017

Usman Khawaja with his fiance Rachel McLellan, Sydney, January 23, 2017

Usman Khawaja with his fiance Rachel McLellan

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Jan 22, 2017

Usman Khawaja mistimes his jump, Australia v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Sydney, January 22, 2017

Usman Khawaja mistimes his jump

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Jan 22, 2017

Usman Khawaja plays the ball in front of square, Australia v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Sydney, January 22, 2017

Usman Khawaja plays the ball in front of square

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

Tournament Results
Aus Women v Eng Wn at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
Aus Women won by 4 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
Aus Women won by 28 runs
Eng Wn v NZ Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Eng Wn won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Pak Women v SA Women at Colombo (Moors) - Oct 3, 2012
SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
SL Women v India Women at Colombo (NCC) - Oct 3, 2012
India Women won by 9 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
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