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Aleem Dar      

Full name Aleem Sarwar Dar

Born June 6, 1968, Jhang, Punjab

Current age 49 years 17 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 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard
Test matches 111
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala, Feb 16, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI India v South Africa at The Oval, Jun 11, 2017 scorecard
ODI matches 185
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), May 7, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v West Indies at Nagpur, Mar 27, 2016 scorecard
T20I matches 41
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 14, 2016

Aleem Dar and Steven Smith look at the ball, Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 3rd day, November 14, 2016

Aleem Dar and Steven Smith look at the ball

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Nov 4, 2016

Steven Smith reacts after being adjudged lbw by umpire Aleem Dar, Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day, November 4, 2016

Steven Smith reacts after being adjudged lbw by umpire Aleem Dar

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May 20, 2016

Aleem Dar and Rod Tucker check the light metres, England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 2nd day, May 20, 2016

Aleem Dar and Rod Tucker check the light metres

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ICC Umpire of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011

Tournament Results
India v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Sep 24, 2007
India won by 5 runs
Australia v India at Durban - Sep 22, 2007
India won by 15 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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