Full name Aasif Yusuf Karim
Born December 15, 1963, Mombasa
Current age 51 years 228 days
Major teams Kenya, Jaffery Sports Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Relation Son - IA Karim
|ODI debut||India v Kenya at Cuttack, Feb 18, 1996 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Kenya at Durban, Mar 20, 2003 scorecard|
|First-class span||1986/87 - 1997/98|
|List A span||1995/96 - 2002/03|
Aasif Karim represented Kenya in all of their first 25 official ODIs in a career which lasted from 1980 to 2003. Initially an attacking bowler who was happy to buy wickets, he evolved into a parsimonious one-day expert. An ever-present, he took part in the 1996, 1999 and 2003 World Cups, captaining them in the 1999 event, and also played in the 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1997 ICC Trophies. With a good variation of flight and length, he was consistently among the wickets in the Kenyan leagues. He bowed out after Kenya's remarkable success in the 2003 World Cup, and in their penultimate match, against Australia, he won the Man-of-the-Match award with figures of 8.2-6-7-3. He also captained Kenya in Davis Cup tennis.
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