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Usman Khawaja

Batter

RUNS
1145
AVERAGE
44.04

Usman Khawaja

Batter

RUNS
413
AVERAGE
34.42

Usman Khawaja

Batter

RUNS
241
AVERAGE
26.78

Batter

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

AGE
29
HEIGHT
177CM
BORN

Islamabad, Pakistan

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

NSW

NSW
LOCAL CLUB

Valley

Bio

Born in Pakistan, qualified pilot Usman Khawaja became the first Muslim to play for Australia when he made his debut in the 2011 Sydney Test.

He looked comfortable making scores of 37 and 21, which was a sight for the sore eyes of Australian fans, who had been forced to suffer through England’s successful Ashes campaign that summer.

With his international career having stalled slightly following that much-hyped debut, Khawaja decided for a sea change and moved from NSW to Queensland at the start of the 2012-13 season. 

A stylish left-hander, Khawaja has been in and out of Australia’s Test and one-day sides, much to the frustration of fans who have long identified the classy top-order batsman as a player of the future.

MATCHES
17
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
419
BEST BATTING
174
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1145
INNINGS
29
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
44.04
100s
4
50s
3
MATCHES
15
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
199
BEST BATTING
98
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
413
INNINGS
14
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
34.42
100s
0
50s
4
MATCHES
9
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
58
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
241
INNINGS
9
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
26.78
100s
0
50s
1

Khawaja, Smith steer Aussies to big win

Unbeaten half-centuries to Usman Khawaja (82) and Steve Smith (59) helped Australia to a comfortable nine-wicket win over Ireland in Benoni


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Khawaja happy to respond following SL tour

Opener Usman Khawaja praises opening partner David Warner and says he was happy to take his opportunity in Australia's win over Ireland


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Australia survive case of white-ball spin wobbles

Australia's limited-overs batting has dominated Sri Lanka but some old demons reared their head in the final T20 match in Colombo


Khawaja expecting to be dropped

Usman Khawaja expects Aaron Finch returns to the top of the order for Australia's series opener against South Africa


Khawaja and Clarke back in 2013 // Getty

Clarke backs Khawaja for Test recall

Elegant left-hander to slot back into the starting Test XI to face South Africa


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Cautious Marsh eyes permanent Test spot

Left-hander opts out of South Africa tour as he targets more consistent performances in Test cricket