Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja needs little introduction to cricket fans and supporters all over the world. The Pakistani-born Australian cricketer and qualified pilot has become one of the most recognisable sports people on the planet.

A left handed top order batsman, Khawaja became the first Muslim and first Pakistani-born Australian to receive an Australian Cricket Test baggy green cap. Khawaja played his first test in 2011 against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground and since then has become a leading light in the Australian Test Team.

Born in Pakistan, Usman moved to Australia with his family as a young boy and grew up in Sydney. Usman studied at the University of NSW and graduated with an Aviation Degree and a commercial pilot license.

Usman’s talent, perseverance and leadership qualities have been recognised with his appointment as Captain of Queensland for the past six seasons.

Usman is currently under contract for Brisbane Heat, Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia.

Usman is a role model for young Australian’s and a global cricket superstar. He has represented Australia in all three forms of the game – Tests, One Day and T20 Internationals.

The Foundation

The purpose of the Usman Khawaja Foundation is to alleviate disadvantage experienced by youth through the provision of educational and cricketing opportunities.

Our mission is to develop well-rounded leaders and cricketers by increasing opportunities for participation in cricket, academic endeavour, social mobility and the development of networks for youth from disadvantaged communities, including new immigrants and refugees.

To achieve this, the Usman Khawaja Foundation will oversee the following activities:

  • An introductory off-season cricket program for those new to the game featuring developmental hubs; and 
  • Educational support for participants.

By delivering the above programs in close collaboration with our partners, the Usman Khawaja Foundation will inspire and enable targeted youth to realise their full potential and be positive members of the cricket community and society.

To register for our upcoming programs please visit our ”Programs” page.

Our People


By donating to the Usman Khawaja Foundation you will help change the lives of young disadvantaged Australians who’s future is only limited by opportunity.