Usman Khwaja

  • Khawaja eager to cement a Test spot during Ashes May 23, 2013

    Sydney: Usman Khawaja says he is desperate to emerge from the periphery and consolidate a regular spot in the Australian team for this year's Ashes series against England. The Pakistanborn batsman, 26, who made his Test debut almost 18 months ago but has only played in six Tests, is looking...
  • Usman Khawaja set to split with manager over suspension March 13, 2013

    Melbourne: Usman Khawaja is all set to split with his long-term manager Daniel Zammit after the latter had supported the batsman's controversial axing from the Australian team for the third Test against India, starting in Mohali Thursday. According to report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Khawaja, one of the four players...
  • Our slip-up was disrespectful to coach, captain: James Pattinson March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Australian fast bowler James Pattinson on Tuesday admitted that initially he did not take his axing from the Test side well but has come to realise that severe punishment was essential for not following the team's ethos and letting his team-mates down. Pattinson, Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson and...
  • Shane Watson pulls out of tour, mulls Test career March 12, 2013

    Mohali: Australia's already troublesome tour of India has gone from bad to worse in a matter of hours with news that allrounder Shane Watson has pulled out of the tour following his removal from the squad for this week's third Test. Watson was one of four players axed from the...
  • Indian spinners will be under pressure to perform: Khwaja February 18, 2013

    Chennai: Australian batsman Usman Khwaja on Sunday resorted to playing mind games ahead of the first Test, stating that the expectations to deliver the goods on rank turners could put the Indian spinners under pressure in the upcoming series. "We've had enough practice and we are as ready as we are...
  • Warner out of first two ODIs, in doubt for India tour January 30, 2013

    Perth: David Warner, the Australia opener, has been ruled out of at least the first two ODIs against West Indies after fracturing a thumb during practice at the WACA on Wednesday. Cricket Australia (CA) have called up New South Wales batsman Usman Khwaja as Warner's replacement. Warner was hit on...