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Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 29 years 137 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Australian Institute of Sports, Derbyshire, Lancashire, 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 15 25 3 1090 174 49.54 1985 54.91 4 3 108 8 11 0
ODIs 5 5 1 108 50 27.00 125 86.40 0 1 12 2 2 0
T20Is 7 7 0 199 58 28.42 145 137.24 0 1 29 3 4 0
First-class 96 165 17 6303 214 42.58 12161 51.82 17 30 785 38 71 0
List A 61 60 5 2563 166 46.60 2998 85.49 8 14 274 34 25 0
Twenty20 47 46 5 1396 109* 34.04 1118 124.86 2 8 168 18 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 96 11 150 98 1 1/21 1/21 98.00 3.92 150.0 0 0 0
List A 61 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 20-24, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Feb 8, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 31, 2016 scorecard
Last T20I India v Australia at Mohali, Mar 27, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Victoria at Sydney, Feb 15-18, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 20-24, 2016 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Feb 8, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v Australia at Mohali, Mar 27, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
26 Australia v India Mohali 27 Mar 2016 T20I # 553
21 Australia v Pakistan Mohali 25 Mar 2016 T20I # 548
58 Australia v Bangladesh Bangalore 21 Mar 2016 T20I # 544
38 Australia v New Zealand Dharamsala 18 Mar 2016 T20I # 539
5 Australia v West Indies Kolkata 13 Mar 2016 Other T20
33 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 9 Mar 2016 T20I # 526
9 Australia v South Africa Durban 4 Mar 2016 T20I # 519
24, 45 Australia v New Zealand Christchurch 20 Feb 2016 Test # 2202
140 Australia v New Zealand Wellington 12 Feb 2016 Test # 2201
44 Australia v New Zealand Hamilton 8 Feb 2016 ODI # 3735
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 27, 2016

Usman Khawaja whips the ball through square leg, Australia v India, World T20 2016, Group 2, Mohali, March 27, 2016

Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch chat during their opening partnership

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Mar 27, 2016

Usman Khawaja whips the ball through square leg, Australia v India, World T20 2016, Group 2, Mohali, March 27, 2016

Usman Khawaja whips the ball through square leg

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Mar 25, 2016

Usman Khawaja was bowled by Wahab Riaz , Australia v Pakistan, World T20 2016, Group 2, Mohali, March 25, 2016

Usman Khawaja was bowled by Wahab Riaz

© Associated Press

Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

Tour Results
West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston - Aug 2-5, 2012
West Indies won by 5 wickets
West Indies v New Zealand at North Sound - Jul 25-29, 2012
West Indies won by 9 wickets
WICB Pres XI v N Zealanders at North Sound - Jul 20-22, 2012
Match drawn
West Indies v New Zealand at Basseterre - Jul 16, 2012
West Indies won by 20 runs
West Indies v New Zealand at Basseterre - Jul 14, 2012
West Indies won by 24 runs
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