Usman Qadir is the son of former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir. Like his father, the 27-year-old is a leg break bowler. Usman represented the bronze-medal winning Pakistan team at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China in November 2010. In the 2012-13 season, he was included by invitation in the Adelaide Cricket Club squad in South Australia. In September 2018, the Big Bash League franchise Perth Scorchers signed up Usman as an overseas player. In September 2018, Usman played his first 2018-19 JLT One-Day Cup game for Western Australia versus Victoria.