Usman Khawaja: A Great Australian Cricketer

Hey there, hope everything is going on the right track. Cricket is a sport that has huge popularity worldwide. This sport is not just a sport but an emotion to the people who love cricket. Every fan loves a different cricketer. We all also know that there are many best players in cricket but there is only one God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar. Obviously, you all know about him. So we will not talk about God. Then who is our today’s point of attraction? So friends he is none other than the great batsman of Australia Usman Khawaja. He played many memorable and great knocks for his team. There are a lot of things to share about him with you. So if you are also a cricket fan or love Usman’s batting then stick to the article till the end. So let’s go through this article to know more.

About Usman Khawaja 

Usman Khawaja is a great Australian cricketer. However, he was born in Pakistan on 18 December 1986. He also plays for Queensland. Now there are many players, especially from Asia whose birthplace is different from the country in which they play. Usman is also one of them. Usman Khawaja has faced some controversial things recently. We will talk about that controversy in the further article.

Before that an important and required information about his career. So he played his first international match for Australia in January 2011. He showed his tremendous skills of batting. Test players are considered as much better players than those who do not play test cricket. Usman Khawaja played the test so brilliantly that he is considered as one of the best test players. According to his age, we can say that he is in the last phase of his career and still doing his best at the age of 37.

His full name is Usman Tariq Khawaja. His height is 5 feet 10 inches. He is a left-hand batsman and right-arm bowler. He is an opener in the Australian cricket team. He played international matches as well as domestic and first-class cricket. He was the first Muslim to play for Australia. His nickname is Uzzie. He played his first ODI in 2013. His jersey number is 1. He holds a degree of Bachelor in Aviation from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Currently, he resides in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His father’s name is Tariq Khawaja. His mother’s name is Fozia Tariq. His wife’s name is Rachel McLellan.

Teams for which Usman Khawaja played

  • Australia Under 19
  • Australia A
  • Derbyshire
  • Australia
  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Rising Pune Supergiants
  • Sydney Thunder
  • Islamabad United
  • Brisbane Heat
  • Australian Institute of Sports
  • Lancashire
  • Valley District Cricket Club

Controversies of Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja is one of the best players in Cricket history. So as being a famous personality he also involved in some controversies. Usman Khawaja was wearing a black armband in a test match against Pakistan. He was wearing that black band for the people of Gaza. Gaza was attacked by the Israel because Gaza attacked Israel first spread a huge terrorism. So ICC charged him for wearing that black armband. Michael Holding came in the support of Usman Khawaja. He said that ICC is showing hypocrisy. He said that it would be right if some other organisation had said this but not expected from ICC. For those who don’t know Michael Holding is a former cricketer of West Indies.

He also got banned along with some other cricketers by the Australian cricket board. It was because he didn’t submit the report of how the team can do better in upcoming matches.


He career started in 2011 and still playing. He played total 73 matches. He remained not out 12 times. His total runs in test is 5451. His highest score in test is 195. His test average is 45.80. He has 12 test hundreds. Usman have total 26 half centuries in test. He hit total 26 sixes in test career.

He started playing ODI in 2013 and got retired in 2019. He played total 40 matches in ODI. His highest score in ODI is 104. His ODI average is 42.00.

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja


Lastly, I want to say that he is a brilliant Australian cricketer. He left his birth country and shifted to Australia with his family when he was young. His intent to play cricket is so high that a player should have it while playing. He has a good record against India. We all know that India is a very great team when it comes to cricket. Now playing a good innings and having a good record against India is not everyone’s cup of tea. Usman got retired from the white ball cricket but he is still playing the Test format for the country.

He is playing test at this age and still the selectors are selecting him for the matches and for the tournaments. That directly points to his great cricketing skills. Controversies are the part of the life and if you are famous then it is a normal thing. Many thought that Gaza deserve that because they started all that cruelty first and spread the terrorism with brutality. Many thought that it is not right what is happening with them. Everybody is having their own opinion on that so do Usman. Now the same thing goes with ICC that they have the opposite opinion. We are nobody to judge any of them.

Hope you find this article well informed. Thank you for reading this article till the end. We will see you in the next article with a new topic and its amazing facts and details. Till then stay safe stay healthy, and keep doing good deeds.


  • Usman Khawaja do not smoke
  • Usman Khawaja do not drink
  • Usman Khawaja do not have any kind of addiction
  • Usman holds the nationality of Pakistan and Australia.

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