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Usman Khawaja

Batter

Did you know?

Apart from being a professional cricketer, Khawaja is a qualified pilot.

RUNS
1554
AVERAGE
42

Usman Khawaja

Batter

Did you know?

Apart from being a professional cricketer, Khawaja is a qualified pilot.

RUNS
2887
AVERAGE
40.66

Usman Khawaja

Batter

Did you know?

Apart from being a professional cricketer, Khawaja is a qualified pilot.

RUNS
241
AVERAGE
26.78

Batter

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls

AGE
33
HEIGHT
177CM
BORN

Islamabad, Pakistan

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

QLD

QLD
LOCAL CLUB

Valley District Cricket Club

Bio

Born in Pakistan, 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 to move from New South Wales to Queensland at the start of the 2012-13 season.

Khawaja played a huge role in Sydney Thunder’s title conquest with two unbeaten centuries in the fifth edition of the Big Bash League.

Fans also remember his gritty century against Pakistan played at Dubai in 2018 – an innings which saved the game for Australia.

Khawaja sealed his spot in the 2019 World Cup squad following two stylish ODI centuries during his India and UAE tours.

MATCHES
40
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
199
BEST BATTING
104
BEST BOWLING
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
-
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1554
INNINGS
39
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
42
100s
2
50s
12
MATCHES
44
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
419
BEST BATTING
174
BEST BOWLING
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
2.5
S/R
-
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
2887
INNINGS
77
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
40.66
100s
8
50s
14
MATCHES
9
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
58
BEST BOWLING
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
-
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
241
INNINGS
9
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
26.78
100s
0
50s
1

Khawaja reels in a first-slip screamer at second attempt

Usman Khawaja needed a second grab at it but he made it count by flinging himself horizontal to his left to snare the edge off the bat of Nathan Ellis and give Mitch Swepson his first wicket of the summer


0:59 Classic-Catch-Khawajas-Kohli-cracker-still

Classic Catch: Khawaja's Kohli cracker

Usman Khawaja began the 2018-19 summer in spectacular fashion, not with the bat but in the field, to remove Virat Kohli at the Adelaide Oval


1:49 Khawaja-finds-form-with-blistering-half-century-still

Khawaja finds form with blistering half-century

Having gone nine innings without passing 50, Thunder opener Usman Khawaja hammered the Hobart attack in their Elimination clash at Blundstone Arena


Khawaja airs frustration at Shield schedule shift

Queensland will head home after their thrilling win over Tasmania and not stay in Adelaide as originally planned


Axed Khawaja praises improved selection process

No stranger to having to fight his way back into Australia's Test set-up, Queensland skipper Usman Khawaja enters the new Shield season knowing exactly what he has to do


Khawaja details racism in cricket, calls for change

Veteran top-order batsman has joined a Cricket Australia working group aimed at increasing cultural diversity within the sport in this country


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