Usman Khawaja Biography, Stats, and Latest News
Usman Khawaja is a left-hander top-order batsman. Apart from the Australian team, who has played for teams like Derbyshire, New South Wales, and Queensland. In Australia’s Big Bash League, he plays with Sydney Thunders, while in IPL he has played with Rising Pune Supergiants.
Honing his skills at Valley District Cricket Club, Usman earned a place in the Australian under-19 squad for the 2006 World Cup. He featured in 4 matches and scored 140 runs leaving his mark at the crease and clever technique. A backlift that comes down on the ball like butter on bread, Khawaja likes to cut and pull.
After his debut series, Usman toured Sri Lanka and South Africa without much success. The year 2011 ended with a home series against the Kiwis and that too was a low-key affair for the then-newbie batsman.
With the bans of Steve Smith and David Warner in 2018, Khawaja had the responsibility of being Australia’s leading batsman in Tests. And he rose to responsibility with enthusiasm. A marathon match-saving knock in the UAE was a dream debut for the stylish left-hander, who stamped his class during the limited-overs tour of India in 2019.
Pakistan-born Khawaja has played 56 Tests, 40 ODIs, and nine T20 Internationals for Australia. This 36-year-old batsman has participated in IPL in 2016.
Usman Khawaja Personal Details:
|Full Name||Usman Tariq Khawaja|
|Born||18th December 1986|
|Birth Of Place||Islamabad, Pakistan|
|Batting Style||Left Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Test Debut||03rd Jan 2011 (England)|
|ODI Debut||11th Jan 2013 (Sri Lanka)|
|T20I Debut||31st Jan 2016 (India)|
|IPL Debut||05th May 2016 (Delhi Capitals)|
Usman Khawaja Batting Summary:
Australia opener Usman Khawaja was issued a late visa on Wednesday, preventing him from leaving for India along with his teammates. A report in ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ said that Khawaja’s passport and visa were handed over to a representative of Cricket Australia (CA) in Melbourne late on Wednesday night. Australia left for the much-anticipated four-Test series against India without Khawaja in two different contingents on Tuesday and Wednesday. Khawaja could not leave with the team. They flew separately to India on Thursday.