Usman Khawaja is a 34-year-old left-handed Australian batsman of Pakistani descent who has opened the innings for Australia across formats. He began his first-class career representing New South Wales in 2008. He made his international debut for Australia in January 2011. Khawaja has also played in the English county championship for Lancashire, Glamorgan and Derbyshire. He has also played in the Indian Premier League, representing Rising Pune Supergiants, a franchise that has since become defunct.