Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja

Player Details

Name: Usman Khawaja

Date of birth: 18/12/1986

International Team: Australia

Domestic Team: Queensland

Role: Batsman

Bowling Style: Right arm medium

Batting Style: Left-hand

The word enigma is bandied about a lot in sport, but Usman Khawaja seems more suited to the title than most.

There is a lot riding on Khawaja's future - with Cricket Australia desperately looking to expand its so-called "pale, male and stale" image, the Pakistan-born batsman represents a future where the national cricket team will be a true representation of Australian society.

But of more immediate concern is Khawaja's form with the bat.

Having forced his way into the Test side during the 2010-2011 Ashes through sheer weight of runs - he averaged over 70 in that Sheffield Shield season - Khawaja's debut Test innings became the most hyped in recently memory.

It wasn't the score he made - which was a creditable 37 - but the manner in which he made it that really excited Australian cricket fans during one of their darkest hours.

Despite his ease on the eye, Khawaja failed to cement his spot in the Test side, and hasn't featured in a baggy green since December 2011.

A move from New South Wales to Queensland at the start of last summer gave the 26-year-old a new lease on life, and he has been the next batsman in line for the Test side for the best part of six months.

With Australia's batsmen under constant scrutiny for their inconsistent performances, it seems a recall is just around the corner for qualified pilot Khawaja.

International Career Overview

TEST MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 2011-2013 Innings Bowled: 0
Matches: 9 Overs: 0
Innings: 17 Runs Conceded: 0
Not Outs: 2 Average: 0
Runs: 377 Economy Rate: 0
Highest Score: 65 Best bowling in Innings: N/A
Average: 25.13
50s: 2
100s: 0
Ducks: 1
Caught Out: 9
Stumped Out: 0

ODI MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 2013-2013 Innings Bowled: 0
Matches: 3 Overs: 0
Innings: 3 Runs Conceded: 0
Not Outs: 1 Average: 0
Runs: 14 Economy Rate: 0
Highest Score: 8 Best bowling in Innings: N/A
Average: 7.0
50s: 0
100s: 0
Ducks: 0
Caught Out: 1
Stumped Out: 0

Full International Career History

TEST MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
Aug 9 2013 England Emirates Durham ICG 1 0
2 21
Aug 1 2013 England Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 1
2 24
Jul 18 2013 England Lord's 1 14
2 54
Dec 9 2011 New Zealand Hobart 1 7
2 23
Dec 1 2011 New Zealand Brisbane 1 38
2 0*
Nov 17 2011 South Africa Johannesburg 1 12
2 65
Sep 8 2011 Sri Lanka 1 13*
Aug 31 2011 Sri Lanka Galle 1 21
2 26
Jan 2 2011 England Sydney 1 37
2 21

ODI MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
Feb 3 2013 West Indies WACA Ground 1 3
Feb 1 2013 West Indies WACA Ground 1 8*
Jan 11 2013 Sri Lanka Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 3