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Aleem Dar      

Full name Aleem Sarwar Dar

Born June 6, 1968, Jhang, Punjab

Current age 46 years 102 days

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

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

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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 1986-1998
List A span 1986-1998
Umpiring statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v England at Dhaka, Oct 21-25, 2003 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
Test matches 90
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala, Feb 16, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Harare, Sep 6, 2014 scorecard
ODI matches 164
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), May 7, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard
T20I matches 34
T20I statistics
Profile

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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Mar 5, 2014

The umpires have a word with Michael Clarke about the state of the ball, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, March 5, 2014

The umpires have a word with Michael Clarke about the state of the ball

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Sep 11, 2013

Aleem Dar struggles to keep hold of his umbrella, England v Australia, 3rd NatWest ODI, Edgbaston, September 11, 2013

Aleem Dar struggles to keep hold of his umbrella

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Aug 25, 2013

Kumar Dharmasena and Aleem Dar try to appease an agitated Michael Clarke, England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day, August 25, 2013

Kumar Dharmasena and Aleem Dar try to appease an agitated Michael Clarke

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Notes

ICC Umpire of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011

Tour Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Potchefstroom - Jan 25, 2013
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Kimberley - Jan 22, 2013
New Zealand won by 27 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Paarl - Jan 19, 2013
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 26 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth - Jan 11-14, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Jan 2-4, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs
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