Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 34 years 77 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 44 77 6 2887 174 40.66 5711 50.55 8 14 312 15 35 0
ODIs 40 39 2 1554 104 42.00 1848 84.09 2 12 150 13 13 0
T20Is 9 9 0 241 58 26.77 182 132.41 0 1 31 5 5 0
First-class 155 269 25 10373 214 42.51 20106 51.59 30 49 1277 57 119 0
List A 115 113 8 5100 166 48.57 5942 85.82 14 29 516 60 42 0
T20s 98 97 6 2632 109* 28.92 2070 127.14 2 12 319 40 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 44 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 40 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 155 13 162 103 1 1/21 1/21 103.00 3.81 162.0 0 0 0
List A 115 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 98 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2011 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 22-25, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 6, 2019 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 Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Feb 17-20, 2021 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Feb 22, 2021 scorecard
T20s debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder at Canberra, Jan 31, 2021 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
93 Queensland v Tasmania Hobart 22 Feb 2021 LA
3, 115* Queensland v Tasmania Hobart 17 Feb 2021 FC
28 Thunder v Heat Canberra 31 Jan 2021 T20
0 Thunder v Strikers Adelaide 25 Jan 2021 T20
36 Thunder v Strikers Adelaide 24 Jan 2021 T20
6 Thunder v Sixers Adelaide 22 Jan 2021 T20
27 Thunder v Hurricanes Canberra 18 Jan 2021 T20
2 Thunder v Sixers Canberra 13 Jan 2021 T20
26 Thunder v Scorchers Perth 9 Jan 2021 T20
49 Thunder v Hurricanes Perth 7 Jan 2021 T20
Profile

Usman Khawaja needed plenty of skill, patience and composure to qualify as a pilot, and the same qualities have helped establish him as a batsman of high class for 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.

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Feb 20, 2021

Usman Khawaja's unbeaten century guided Queensland to victory, Tasmania vs Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Hobart, February 20, 2021

Usman Khawaja's unbeaten century guided Queensland to victory

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Jan 31, 2021

Usman Khawaja unleashes a cover drive, Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder, BBL 2020-21, Canberra, January 31, 2021

Usman Khawaja unleashes a cover drive

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Jan 25, 2021

Daniel Worrall pegged back Usman Khawaja's off stump with a perfect inswinger, Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, Adelaide Oval, BBL 2020-21, January 25, 2021

Daniel Worrall pegged back Usman Khawaja's off stump with a perfect inswinger

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011