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Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 30 years 342 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 24 42 4 1728 174 45.47 3196 54.06 5 8 174 12 20 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 112 195 20 7751 214 44.29 14762 52.50 21 39 960 45 85 0
List A 82 80 6 3377 166 45.63 3924 86.06 9 19 353 49 27 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Insights on test 24 1 6 1 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 112 12 156 99 1 1/21 1/21 99.00 3.80 156.0 0 0 0
List A 82 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s Insights on t20 55 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Australia at Dhaka, Aug 27-30, 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 Queensland v New South Wales at Brisbane, Nov 13-15, 2017 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 Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
78*, 52 Queensland v NSW Brisbane 13 Nov 2017 FC
27, 28* Queensland v Tasmania Hobart 4 Nov 2017 FC
40, 122 Queensland v Victoria Brisbane 26 Oct 2017 FC
41 Queensland v Tasmania Hobart 17 Oct 2017 LA
138 Queensland v NSW Sydney 13 Oct 2017 LA
81 Queensland v West Aust Sydney 11 Oct 2017 LA
85 Queensland v Victoria Sydney 7 Oct 2017 LA
8 Queensland v South Aust Brisbane 1 Oct 2017 LA
27 Queensland v CA XI Brisbane 29 Sep 2017 LA
1, 0/1, 1 Australia v Bangladesh Dhaka 27 Aug 2017 Test # 2272 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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Nov 17, 2017

Nathan Lyon, Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja pose on a tarmac at Brisbane airport, Brisbane, November 17, 2017

Nathan Lyon, Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja pose on a tarmac at Brisbane airport

© Getty Images

Nov 13, 2017

Matt Renshaw and Usman Khawaja leave the field at the close of play, Queensland v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield 2017-18, 1st day, Brisbane, November 13, 2017

Matt Renshaw and Usman Khawaja leave the field at the close of play

© Getty Images

Oct 27, 2017

Usman Khawaja swept his way to an unbeaten 99, Queensland v Victoria, The Gabba, 2nd day, October 27, 2017

Usman Khawaja swept his way to an unbeaten 99

© Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

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