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Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 29 years 355 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 20 35 3 1459 174 45.59 2769 52.69 5 5 147 11 15 0
ODIs 15 14 2 413 98 34.41 480 86.04 0 4 38 8 2 0
T20Is 9 9 0 241 58 26.77 182 132.41 0 1 31 5 5 0
First-class 104 180 17 6917 214 42.43 13333 51.87 19 33 852 43 78 0
List A 73 71 6 2941 166 45.24 3432 85.69 8 17 309 43 26 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 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 104 11 150 98 1 1/21 1/21 98.00 3.92 150.0 0 0 0
List A 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 55 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 24-27, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Ireland at Benoni, Sep 27, 2016 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 South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 24-27, 2016 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A New South Wales v Queensland at Sydney, Oct 23, 2016 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
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
4, 97 Australia v South Africa Perth 3 Nov 2016 Test # 2230
79, 12 Queensland v NSW Brisbane 25 Oct 2016 FC
35 Queensland v NSW Sydney 23 Oct 2016 LA
38 Queensland v Victoria Sydney 18 Oct 2016 LA
82* Australia v Ireland Benoni 27 Sep 2016 ODI # 3782
6 Australia v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 9 Sep 2016 T20I # 567
36 Australia v Sri Lanka Pallekele 6 Sep 2016 T20I # 565
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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Dec 5, 2016

Usman Khawaja pulls en route to his hundred, Western Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Perth, December 5, 2016

Usman Khawaja pulls en route to his hundred

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Nov 26, 2016

Usman Khawaja acknowledges the applause while walking off for 145, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day, November 26, 2016

Usman Khawaja acknowledges the applause while walking off for 145

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Nov 26, 2016

Vernon Philander had Usman Khawaja lbw, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day, November 26, 2016

Vernon Philander had Usman Khawaja lbw

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

Country Fixtures Country Results
Tasmania v Victoria at Hobart - Dec 5-8
Tasmania 203 & 387/9d Victoria 230 & 44/0 (17 ov, target 361)
West Aust v Queensland at Perth - Dec 5-8
Queensland 353 & 138 West Aust 265 & 170/2 (51 ov, target 227)
CA XI v Pakistan at Cairns
Dec 8-10, 2016 (13:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
3rd ODI: Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne
Dec 9, 2016 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST -1d | 21:20 CST -1d | 19:20 PST -1d)
1st Test: Australia v Pakistan at Brisbane
Dec 15-19, 2016 (13:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
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