Usman Khawaja Biography
(Pakistan-Born Australian Batter)
Birthday: December 18, 1986 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Islamabad, Pakistan
Usman Khawaja is a Pakistani-born Australian cricketer who currently plays for the Australian national cricket team and the local team ‘Queensland.’ He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium bowler. Usman was born in Islamabad, the national capital of Pakistan, and moved with his family to New South Wales, Australia, when he was 5 years old. Before he made his international test debut in the 2010–2011 ‘Ashes’ series against England, he earned his bachelor’s degree in aviation from the ‘University of New South Wales.’ Playing as a top-order batsman, Usman was named to the Australian U-19 squad to play in the 2006 ‘U-19 Cricket World Cup,’ which was held in Sri Lanka. He then played first-class cricket for his local team, ‘New South Wales.’ He has also played cricket for the domestic Australian side ‘Sydney Thunder’ and the English team ‘Derbyshire.’ In the 41 test matches that he has played for his national team, Usman has scored 2,765 runs, with an average of 42.53. He has also played 31 one-day international (ODI) matches and has scored 1,238 runs, with a batting average of 44.21. He has also played for the team ‘Rising Pune Supergiant’ (now defunct) in the ‘Indian Premier League’ in 2016 and 2017.