Usman Khawaja needed plenty of skill, patience and composure to qualify as a pilot, and the same qualities have helped establish him as a batsman of high class for Australia.
Khawaja has enjoyed many fine moments in his Queensland career after moving from New South Wales in 2012, including hitting a century in the Bulls' Matador Cup Final victory over his former state in 2013 and scoring a match-wining 182 not out as Queensland chased down 471 to beat South Australia in a memorable Sheffield Shield clash in 2014.
He became Australia's most senior batsman during the 2018-19 summer and settled himself in the ODI team with two outstanding tours of India and the UAE in 2019, making his first two ODI centuries to ensure selection in the 2019 World Cup squad.
Khawaja was named Queensland captain in 2017 after James Hopes retired. Get to know Uzzy even better via his brand new podcast Kicking It With Khawajy
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