Saba Karim      

Full name Syed Saba Karim

Born November 14, 1967, Patna, Bihar

Current age 47 years 8 days

Major teams India, Bengal, Jharkhand

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Syed Saba Karim
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 15 15 15.00 46 32.60 0 0 2 0 1 0
ODIs 34 27 4 362 55 15.73 560 64.64 0 1 27 2 27 3
First-class 120 168 39 7310 234 56.66 22 33 243 55
List A 124 102 15 2305 123* 26.49 2 14 98 52
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 34 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 120 36 22 0 - - - 3.66 - 0 0 0
List A 124 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Nov 10-13, 2000 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Bloemfontein, Jan 23, 1997 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, May 30-31, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-2001
List A span 1982-2000
Profile

Syed Saba Karim was a surprise choice for the tour of West Indies in 1989 but being the reserve wicketkeeper, never got to play a single international game. He was forgotten for some time but came back into the Indian side during the 1996 tour of South Africa. He made his debut in that series at Bloemfontein and scored a useful 55, which incidentally remains his best till date. Thereafter he never really got a chance to cement his place in the side, mainly due to the presence of Nayan Mongia. Even after Mongia's dismal 1999 World Cup campaign, Karim could not find a place in the squad as the selectors preferred MSK Prasad and Sameer Dighe. But with the two failing to capitalise on their chances, Karim who is also a useful late order batsman, got his due during the South African tour of India in 2000. Just when he seemed set to consolidate his position in the team, he received an untimely setback when he was injured on his right eye while keeping to Anil Kumble during the Asia Cup at Dhaka. He had to undergo surgery and the injury ended his playing career.

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Nov 5, 2012

Saba Karim, Roger Binny, Sanjay Jagdale, Sandeep Patil, MS Dhoni, Vikram Rathour and Rajinder Singh Hans in BCCI's selection committee meeting, Mumbai, November 5, 2012

Saba Karim, Roger Binny, Sanjay Jagdale, Sandeep Patil, MS Dhoni, Vikram Rathour and Rajinder Singh Hans in BCCI's selection committee meeting

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Jan 14, 2009

Former India wicketkeepers Vijay Yadav, Saba Karim and Sadanand Viswanath in conversation, National Cricket Academy, Bangalore, January 14, 2009

Former India wicketkeepers Vijay Yadav, Saba Karim and Sadanand Viswanath in conversation

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Nov 20, 2000

Saba Karim, Bengal, Portrait

Saba Karim, Portrait, 2000

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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