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.
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Central Punjab named Usman in August 2020 as a member of its squad for the 2020–21 domestic season. In October 2019, the PCB included Qadir in the national T20 squad for the tour of Australia. In January 2020, he was again named in Pakistan’s T20 squad for the series against the visiting Bangladesh team. In October 2020, the PCB included Usman Qadir in the list of 22 probables for selection to the team to play against the visiting Zimbabwe side. In November 2020, Qadir found himself in the 35-man Pakistan squad to tour New Zealand.
Usman is yet to play Test cricket.
Qadir has not yet made his ODI debut.
In 3 T20 international games, Usman Qadir has taken 8 wickets at an average of 7.50 and an economy rate of 5.45 with the best bowling figures of 4/13.
Records and Facts
In his last T20I game against Zimbabwe on 10 November 2020, Usman registered his best international performance. Batting first in the game, Zimbabwe were restricted to 129/9 in their allotted overs. Usman took 4/13, including the scalps of Chamu Chibhabha, Wesley Madhevere, Milton Shumba and Elton Chigumbura. Pakistan chased down the target in 15.2 overs with 8 wickets to spare. Usman won the Man of the Match award for his match-winning performance. With figures of 3/50, Usman helped Western Australia to a win over Victoria in the 2018-19 JLT One-Day Cup.
In 11 first-class games, Qadir has taken 13 wickets at 51.15, including the best bowling figures of 2/5. A left-handed batsman, Usman has scored 251 first-class runs at 19.30 with the highest score of 52. In 29 List A matches, Qadir has taken 38 wickets at 33.63 with his best bowling figures of 6/79. He has also scored 298 runs at 29.8 with a top score of 57. In 38 T20 games, Qadir has taken 41 wickets at 22.63 while scoring 147 runs at 13.36 with a top score of 36.