Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 29 years 256 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 17 29 3 1145 174 44.03 2114 54.16 4 3 115 8 13 0
ODIs 12 11 1 325 98 32.50 395 82.27 0 3 29 6 2 0
T20Is 7 7 0 199 58 28.42 145 137.24 0 1 29 3 4 0
First-class 99 170 17 6389 214 41.75 12347 51.74 17 30 795 38 74 0
List A 68 66 5 2780 166 45.57 3268 85.06 8 16 291 38 25 0
Twenty20 53 52 5 1523 109* 32.40 1218 125.04 2 8 182 21 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 99 11 150 98 1 1/21 1/21 98.00 3.92 150.0 0 0 0
List A 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 53 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 4-6, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Jun 26, 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 Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 4-6, 2016 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Jun 26, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Rising Pune Supergiants v Kings XI Punjab at Visakhapatnam, May 21, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 0 Australia v Sri Lanka Galle 4 Aug 2016 Test # 2213
26, 18 Australia v Sri Lanka Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 Test # 2209
31 Australians v Sri Lanka XI Colombo (PSS) 18 Jul 2016 FC
14 Australia v West Indies Bridgetown 26 Jun 2016 ODI # 3756
17 Australia v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3752
- Australia v South Africa Bridgetown 19 Jun 2016 ODI # 3750
98 Australia v West Indies Basseterre 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3745
59 Australia v South Africa Basseterre 11 Jun 2016 ODI # 3743
2 Australia v South Africa Providence 7 Jun 2016 ODI # 3741
27 Australia v West Indies Providence 5 Jun 2016 ODI # 3740
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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Aug 5, 2016

Usman Khawaja finds his off stump knocked back by Dilruwan Perera, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Galle, 2nd day, August 5, 2016

Usman Khawaja finds his off stump knocked back by Dilruwan Perera

© AFP

Jul 29, 2016

Usman Khawaja falls lbw to Dilruwan Perera after missing a sweep shot, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 4th day, July 29, 2016

Usman Khawaja falls lbw to Dilruwan Perera after missing a sweep shot

© AFP

Jul 26, 2016

Usman Khawaja used the sweep to good effect, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 1st day, July 26, 2016

Usman Khawaja used the sweep to good effect

© AFP

Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011

Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
More results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days
INSIGHTS
FORMAT
ODIs
RECORD TYPE
TEAM