Aleem Dar      

Full name Aleem Sarwar Dar

Born June 6, 1968, Jhang, Punjab

Current age 50 years 161 days

Major teams Allied Bank, Gujranwala Cricket Association, Lahore, Pakistan Railways

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Other Umpire

Aleem Sarwar Dar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 17 24 1 270 39 11.73 0 0 5 0
List A 18 12 3 179 37 19.88 0 0 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 17 740 378 11 3/19 34.36 3.06 67.2 0 0
List A 18 634 475 15 3/27 3/27 31.66 4.49 42.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1986/87 - 1997/98
List A span 1986/87 - 1997/98
Umpiring statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v England at Dhaka, Oct 21-25, 2003 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Aug 9-12, 2018 scorecard
Test matches 121
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala, Feb 16, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Hobart, Nov 11, 2018 scorecard
ODI matches 195
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), May 7, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Apr 3, 2018 scorecard
T20I matches 43
T20I statistics

As a middle-order batsman and legspinner, Aleem Dar's playing career spanned a decade without ever really taking off, but that is in stark contrast to his umpiring. In 2000 he stood in his first ODI aged 32 and within two years he had been appointed to the ICC panel. In 2003 he officiated in the World Cup, emerging with his reputation enhanced, and his Test debut followed in October of that year, immediately winning plaudits for making sounds decisions in tough matches in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It was not to anyone's surprise when, six months laterm he was promoted to the ICC's elite panel. Since then he has earned a reputation as one of the best, and with Simon Taufel he represents the pick of the younger officials. In April 2007 he stood in the World Cup final, but the farcical finale of that match - and his role in misinterpreting the rules regarding bad light - led to his suspension for the Twenty20 World Championships in September.

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Nov 11, 2018

Glenn Maxwell wasn't happy after a review saved David Miller, Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hobart, November 11, 2018

Glenn Maxwell wasn't happy after a review saved David Miller

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Aug 1, 2018

Aleem Dar tries to catch the pigeon, England v India, 1st Test, 1st day, Edgbaston, 1 August, 2018

Aleem Dar tries to catch the pigeon

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Jun 17, 2018

Umpires Ian Gould, Aleem Dar and Jason Holder examine the ball, West Indies v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, St Lucia, 4th day, June 17, 2018

Umpires Ian Gould, Aleem Dar and Jason Holder examine the ball

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ICC Umpire of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011