Very mature for his age, Khawaja dazzled by 22-year-old Pakistan talent

Usman Khawaja said Shadab Khan is a very mature cricketer for his age

Usman Khawaja: “He is a very mature cricketer considering his age”

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Australia batsman Usman Khawaja said Pakistan spinner and Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan is very mature for his age.

Khawaja is currently playing alongside Shadab for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The 22-year-old captains the franchise and is also Pakistan’s limited overs vice-captain.

“He is a very mature cricketer considering his age. So I am excited to play alongside him,” he told Cricket Pakistan.

In the eight games he has played, Shadab has taken six wickets at an average of 35.66 and an economy rate of 7.92.

He has also scored 44 runs at an average of 7.33 and a strike-rate of 100.

As for Khawaja, he has accumulated 70 runs in four matches at an average of 23.33 and a strike-rate of 111.11.

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