46 Facts About Usman Khawaja

1. Usman Khawaja reached three figures for the first time since October 2018.

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2. Usman Khawaja is an ex-student of Westfields Sports School, which has produced sportsmen of the caliber of Michael Clarke, soccer player Harry Kewell and world champion discus thrower Dani Samuels.

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3. Usman Khawaja will likely be tested more by top Shield bowlers wielding the Dukes than he was yesterday.

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4. Usman Khawaja finally found form again to stroke a fine century Sunday and steer Australia into a massive lead over Sri Lanka as the tourists battle to stay in the second Test at Canberra.

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5. Usman Khawaja credited wife Rachel with helping him overcome his struggles.

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6. Usman Khawaja attained his basic pilot licence before his driving licence.

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7. Usman Khawaja was born in Islamabad, Pakistan, and his family immigrated to New South Wales when he was 5.

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8. Usman Khawaja played a match saving innings against Pakistan in the first test in 2018 at Dubai.

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9. Usman Khawaja made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against India on 31 January 2016.

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10. Usman Khawaja made this return in his tenth Test in the coveted number 3 position, helping Australia to an emphatic victory.

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11. Usman Khawaja was selected in the Australian cricket team to play in the fifth Test against England in Sydney on 3 January 2011.

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12. Usman Khawaja was dropped from Australia's Test team after the home series against New Zealand, making way for Shaun Marsh upon Marsh's return from injury.

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13. Usman Khawaja played in four County Championship matches, averaging 39.87 with the bat and scoring a century against Kent.

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14. Usman Khawaja made his first-class debut for the New South Wales Blues in 2008.

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15. Usman Khawaja will be unavailable for the final match of the T20 Blast because he is on international duty.

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16. Usman Khawaja initially been signed for the T20 Blast, but will now be in Wales for three County Championship matches.

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17. Usman Khawaja can be extremely proud of his achievements so far.

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18. Usman Khawaja is one of the finest new ball player today.

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19. Usman Khawaja made the highest score in the fourth innings of a Test in the United Arab Emirates, spending 524 minutes at the crease—taking him to 767 in total—in a heroic 302-ball knock, but the tourist looked to be heading for defeat when Yasir Shah took three late wickets.

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20. Usman Khawaja made a magnificent resilient hundred before Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon denied Pakistan as Australia produced a monumental rearguard action to draw the first Test in Dubai.

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21. Usman Khawaja was born in Islamabad, Pakistan, and his family emigrated to New South Wales when he was a child.

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22. Usman Khawaja plays for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League since 2011.

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23. Usman Khawaja has recalled to Australian side in 2015 for three-match Test series against New Zealand.

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24. Usman Khawaja has celebrated the total number of 31 birthdays till date.

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25. Usman Khawaja returned to the Australian side only in 2015, and slammed a 239-ball 174 against New Zealand to mark a memorable comeback, at The Gabba.

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26. In 2014, Usman Khawaja suffered a knee injury which kept him away from action for 6 months.

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27. Usman Khawaja was welcomed by one and all at the Sydney Cricket Ground on a cloudy day as he batted.

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28. Usman Khawaja is an avid music lover and a guitarist.

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29. Usman Khawaja made his Test debut in the 5th and final Ashes Test at Sydney in 2011 as a replacement for the injured Ricky Ponting.

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30. Usman Khawaja was awarded Player of the Australian Under-19 Championship in 2005 and played for Australia in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka as an opening batsman.

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31. Usman Khawaja was born on 8th December 1986 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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32. Usman Khawaja likely to be fit for first Test against India.

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33. Usman Khawaja might even line up for a Cricket Australia XI against India in a tour match starting next Wednesday at the SCG.

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34. Usman Khawaja likely to recover in time for first Test against India.

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35. Usman Khawaja expected to be fit for first Test against India.

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36. Usman Khawaja announced his engagement on 14 December 2016 on his Facebook page.

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37. Usman Khawaja was born in Islamabad, Pakistan, and his family immigrated to New South Wales when he was 20.

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38. Usman Khawaja played his first Test match against the country of his birth, Pakistan, on 15 December 2016 at the Gabba.

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39. Since his return to Test cricket, Usman Khawaja has scored 4 centuries in 6 matches.

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40. Usman Khawaja made his Test return in the second Test of the 2013 Ashes series, replacing Ed Cowan.

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41. On 3 January 2011, Usman Khawaja became the 419th Australian to be presented with an Australian Cricket Test baggy green cap.

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42. In August 2015, Usman Khawaja was appointed as captain of the Queensland cricket team, replacing previous captain James Hopes.

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43. Usman Khawaja signed a contract to play for county side Derbyshire in the 2011 English domestic season.

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44. Usman Khawaja has played county cricket for Derbyshire, Glamorgan and Lancashire, and Twenty20 cricket in the Indian Premier League for the Rising Pune Supergiant franchise.

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45. Usman Khawaja made his first-class cricket debut for New South Wales in 2008 and played his first international match for Australia in January 2011.

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46. Usman Khawaja played a valiant knock in the first Test against Pakistan and rescued them from defeat in the first Test and Glenn Maxwell's heroic effort in the second Twenty20 match of the.

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