Ricky Ponting's injury in 2011 had opened the doors for the first Muslim cricketer to represent Australia in the highest level. With a crafty and sound technique, Khawaja made it to the U-19 squad for the 2006 World Cup and since then, he has only impressed. Khawaja burst onto the scene when he received his maiden call up in 2011 in the Ashes against England. He has hit 14 centuries in Test cricket since then, making him a regular in the playing XI. However, 2013 was a dry spell for the batsman as he didn't conjure up runs in the Ashes, followed by a poor outing against New Zealand. He received an ODI call up the same year, but his poor form followed suit. However, he picked up the speed in his years with Queensland and the runs came pouring. Khawaja had an excellent season in the Big Bash League, striking a few tons and leading the Sydney Strikers to win the title that season. An interesting fact to be noted as well, besides being a professional cricketer, he is also a qualified pilot.read more
Australia batsman Khawaja has thrown his weight behind incumbent opener Joe Burns who will fight out with Will Pucovski for a place in Australia's starting XI for the upcoming India Australia series.
Khawaja pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and dishonestly influencing a public official and admitted forging a document and inducing a witness to give false testimony.
Khawaja was also not included in the team for the home Test series against Pakistan and New Zealand following his omission from the 2019 Ashes and it has been more than a year since he last played for the national team.
Australia have announced a 26-man preliminary squad with eyes on the limited-overs tour to England.
Khawaja was recently left out of the Australia's annual list of contracted players after he was dropped midway through last year's Ashes.
Khawaja said that playing India behind closed doors at the end of the year might end up working in favour of the hosts.
Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has said that he fears for the side's future after Nathan Lyon with regards to spin bowling.
Usman Khawaja was omitted from Cricket Australia's list of central contracts for the 2020/21 season.
Khawaja and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis were the two big names who were dropped from the central contracts list.
Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has urged the people to exercise caution amid the deadly outbreak of coronavirus.
Despite being one of the leading run-scorers in the 50-over game for Australia in 2019, Khawaja was overlooked for the India tour.
Usman Khawaja made 122 runs at an average of 20.3 in the first three Tests of the Ashes series before being dropped for the fourth.
Marnus Labuschagne is expected to take Usman Khawaja Khawaja's No. 3 position in the batting order with Steve Smith to slot back into his customary No. 4.
Langer stated that Khawaja had passed his fitness test and is a sure start for the opening clash against their rivals in Edgbaston which begins August 1.
While Usman Khawaja looks fully fit, there was another injury scare for Australia after David Warner was hit at the nets by paceman Michael Neser.
Khawaja had picked up a hamstring injury during Australia's clash against South Africa in the recently concluded World Cup and was subsequently ruled out of the tournament.
Both Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis are set to undergo scans on Sunday before the team management takes a call on whether they will stay on with the squad or not.
Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey put on a 107-run partnership for the sixth wicket to recover Australia's innings after a top-order failure against New Zealand.
In the run-up to the World Cup, Australia turned their fortunes around when they registered a come-from-behind 3-2 ODI series victory over India in India.
Usman Khawaja scored a brilliant 89 as Australia continue on their excellent run going into World Cup 2019, beating Sri Lanka by five wickets.