Usman Khawaja Family and Parents – Usman Tariq Khawaja is an Australian cricketer who currently represents Australia and Queensland know all about him in this Blog.
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|Birthdate||18 December 1986|
|Age (as of 2022)||35 years|
|Place of Birth||Islamabad, Pakistan|
|Siblings||Arsalan Khawaja, and Nauman Khawaja|
|Education||University of New South Wales|
Usman Tariq Khawaja is an Australian cricketer who currently represents Australia and Queensland. Khawaja made his first-class cricket debut for New South Wales in 2008 and played his first international match for Australia in January 2011. Khawaja has played county cricket in the UK and played briefly in the Indian Premier League and Pakistan Super League.
Usman Khawaja Family, Parents
Khawaja was born in Islamabad, Pakistan, and his family emigrated to New South Wales when he was five. He became the first Australian of Pakistani origin to represent Australia when he made his debut in the 2010–11 Ashes series.
He is a qualified commercial and instrument-rated pilot, completing a bachelor’s degree in aviation from the University of New South Wales before he made his Test debut. He attained his basic pilot licence before his driving licence. He was educated at Westfields Sports High School.
Usman Khawaja’s parents’ names are Foziya Tariq (father) and Tariq Khawaja (mother). His parent’s professionals are not mentioned yet. He has 2 brother’s siblings. His brother’s names are Arsalan Khawaja, and Nauman Khawaja.
Usman Khawaja Wife, Children
Usman Khawaja is happily Married with wife Rachel. Usman Khawaja announced his engagement on 14 December 2016 on his Facebook page and subsequently married his wife Rachel on 6 April 2018.Rachel Khawaja converted to Islam prior to their wedding.
Usman Khawaja Net Worth
Usman Tariq Khawaja is an Australian cricketer has an estimated Net Worth of $2 Million in 2022.
Usman Khawaja Ethnicity, Nationality
Usman Khawaja’s ethnicity is not known. He holds Australian and Pakistani nationality.
Khawaja was awarded Player of the Australian Under-19 Championship in 2005 and also played for Australia in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka as an opening batsman. He made his first-class debut for the New South Wales Blues in 2008.In the same year, he hit consecutive double centuries for the NSW Second XI—a feat never before achieved by a NSW player.
On 22 June 2010 it was announced by Cricket Australia that Usman Khawaja would be a part of the Australian touring squad to play Pakistan in a two Test series in England. Since 2011, Khawaja has played for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. In BBL05, he was the second highest run scorer (345 runs), with an average of 172.50.
In August 2015, Khawaja was appointed as captain of the Queensland cricket team, replacing previous captain James Hopes.In April 2018, he was signed by Glamorgan County Cricket Club to play in the 2018 Vitality Blast tournament in England.In April 2021, he was signed by Islamabad United to play in the rescheduled matches in the 2021 Pakistan Super League.
Khawaja played his first Test match against the country of his birth, Pakistan, on 15 December 2016 at the Gabba. When asked about the significance of the match, he described a moment of confusion outside the change rooms:” Funnily enough I was waiting downstairs and I needed the change room locker to be opened for us and I was just waiting and the Queensland Cricket lady came down. She was like ‘Oh, you need the locker rooms open?’ I went ‘yes please’ and she started walking to the Pakistani change room. I was like, ‘No, I’m that way, thank you’.
In April 2019, he was named in Australia’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.In Australia’s final group-stage match, against South Africa, Khawaja picked up a hamstring injury, ruling him out of the rest of the tournament. Matthew Wade was named as cover for him.
In July 2019, he was named in Australia’s squad for the 2019 Ashes series in England. In the series, he returned the scores of 13, 40, 36, 2, 8 and 23, failing to convince. Therefore, for the fourth Ashes Test, Steve Smith replaced Khawaja after returning from concussion, whilst Marnus Labuschagne retained his place in the side.
On 16 July 2020, Khawaja was named in a 26-man preliminary squad of players to begin training ahead of a possible tour to England following the COVID-19 pandemic. He was not included in the final squad for the tour.