Usman Khawaja      

Full name Usman Tariq Khawaja

Born December 18, 1986, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current age 33 years 285 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 151 262 23 10029 214 41.96 19513 51.39 28 49 1235 55 113 0
List A 114 112 8 5007 166 48.14 5836 85.79 14 28 508 60 42 0
T20s 83 82 5 2294 109* 29.79 1805 127.09 2 12 274 37 22 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 151 13 162 103 1 1/21 1/21 103.00 3.81 162.0 0 0 0
List A 114 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 83 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Western Australia v Queensland at Perth, Mar 6-9, 2020 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Oct 22, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Queensland v Western Australia at Brisbane, Nov 26, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Victoria v New South Wales at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder at Melbourne, Feb 6, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9, 2 Queensland v West Aust Perth 6 Mar 2020 FC
30, 4 Australia A v Eng Lions Melbourne 22 Feb 2020 FC
56 Queensland v Tasmania Brisbane 14 Feb 2020 FC
23 Syd Thunder v Melb Stars Melbourne 6 Feb 2020 T20
15 Syd Thunder v Strikers Adelaide 1 Feb 2020 T20
54 Syd Thunder v Hurricanes Hobart 30 Jan 2020 T20
22 Syd Thunder v Scorchers Sydney 26 Jan 2020 T20
3 Syd Thunder v Hurricanes Hobart 24 Jan 2020 T20
11 Syd Thunder v Scorchers Perth 20 Jan 2020 T20
13 Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers Sydney 18 Jan 2020 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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Jan 30, 2020

Usman Khawaja helped give Sydney Thunder a flying start, Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder, Big Bash, Hobart, January 30, 2020

Usman Khawaja helped give Sydney Thunder a flying start

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Nov 18, 2019

Usman Khawaja drives as his fine one-day form continued, Tasmania v Queensland, Marsh Cup, Hobart, November 18, 2019

Usman Khawaja drives as his fine one-day form continued

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Oct 20, 2019

Nick Winter removed Usman Khawaja for a duck although the batsman wasn't happy with the decision, Queensland v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, October 20, 2019

Nick Winter removed Usman Khawaja for a duck although the batsman wasn't happy with the decision

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2011