Personal Information

Full NameUsman Tariq Khawaja
BornDecember 18, 1986 Islamabad, Pakistan
Age37 Years, 4 Months, 6 Days
National SideAustralia
Batting StyleLeft Handed
BowlingRight-arm medium



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedAustralia, Queensland, Australia A, Derbyshire, Glamorgan, Lancashire, New South Wales, Australia Under-19, Australian XI, Brisbane Heat, Sydney Thunder, Rising Pune Supergiant, Islamabad United, Australians, Valley
Career Span

Usman Tariq Khawaja Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

72129125424195* v SA15265892646.3548.34520102
403921554104 v IND2121501342.0084.0913023
World Cup
99031689 v BAN0230135.1188.265000
99024158 v BAN0131526.77132.415001
66012730 v DC0014321.16127.001002

Bowling Performance

330800/1 v BAN00-2.66-3

Usman Tariq Khawaja Profile

Very few people would give up a career as a qualified pilot to pursue their passion in sport. Usman Khawaja can be classified as such a rarity. Born in Pakistan, Khawaja became the first Muslim cricketer to have been selected in the Australian national team.

Migrating from Pakistan at a very young age, Khawaja first picked up the tricks of the trade at Randwick Petersham, a club on the outskirts of New South Wales. He made his first-class debut for New South Wales against Victoria at the age of 22. He scored a masterly 85, batting with the tail where he displayed maturity beyond his age. A fine left-handed batsman, Khawaja is blessed with a rock solid defence and displays good footwork. He is equally adept at playing spin and fast bowling.

Khawaja finished the 2008-09 domestic season at an average of 42.61 and started 2009-10 with three centuries in the Sheffield Shield tournament. He earned his Test call-up in 2010 against Pakistan in England. Many have questioned if a player who has just completed two years in domestic cricket should be thrown at the deep end. However, Australian selectors insisted that he has the technique to make it to the big stage. Sceptics, however label him in the Test mould. Khawaja, in his defence, believes he is flexible enough to mould himself in all three formats of the game.