Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 27 years 223 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 82 142 14 5198 214 40.60 10341 50.26 12 29 664 30 55 0
List A 41 40 4 1500 121 41.66 1884 79.61 5 9 162 19 17 0
Twenty20 33 32 3 768 66* 26.48 686 111.95 0 4 92 4 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 82 11 150 98 1 1/21 1/21 98.00 3.92 150.0 0 0 0
List A 41 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 33 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Lancashire v Nottinghamshire at Liverpool, Jul 13-15, 2014 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester, Jul 27, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Lancashire v Durham at Manchester, Jul 24, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5 Lancashire v Hampshire Manchester 27 Jul 2014 LA
22 Lancashire v Yorkshire Manchester 26 Jul 2014 LA
44 Lancashire v Durham Manchester 24 Jul 2014 T20
0, 53 Lancashire v Notts Liverpool 13 Jul 2014 FC
9, 60 Lancashire v Somerset Taunton 29 Jun 2014 FC
1 Lancashire v Northants Manchester 22 Jun 2014 FC
86, 10 Lancashire v Durham Chester-le-Street 15 Jun 2014 FC
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
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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Jun 16, 2014

Usman Khawaja played nicely for 86, County Championship, Division One, 2nd day, Chester-le-Street, June 16, 2014

Usman Khawaja played nicely for 86

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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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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

Series Results
India v Australia at Delhi - Mar 22-24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Mohali - Mar 14-18, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Mar 2-5, 2013
India won by an innings and 135 runs
India v Australia at Chennai - Feb 22-26, 2013
India won by 8 wickets
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