Australia won the most recent Ashes series on Usman Khawaja's birthday. To have a chance of success at his fourth Ashes, Khawaja has to overcome injury, a lack of red-ball cricket and the team needs to put their World Cup disappointment behind them. And that's just for starters.
Usman Khawaja wasn't happy. His life - and career - had hit a wall. This is the story of how one difficult decision set his life on a completely different course.
I didn’t give it much thought at first. ‘I could have played for Australia, but I didn’t get selected because I was black/Indian/Pakistani, so I stopped playing.’ I’ve heard that story all my life, whether it was from a family friend or just a random bloke. When I was younger I used …