Aleem Dar      

Full name Aleem Sarwar Dar

Born June 6, 1968, Jhang, Punjab

Current age 52 years 117 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 1986/87 - 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 New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 21-24, 2020 scorecard
Test matches 132
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala, Feb 16, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v England at Durban, Feb 7, 2020 scorecard
ODI matches 208
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), May 7, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Oct 9, 2019 scorecard
T20I matches 46
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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Jan 6, 2020

Aleem Dar signals five penalty runs to New Zealand for David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne running on the pitch, Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Sydney, 4th day, January 6, 2020

Aleem Dar signals five penalty runs to New Zealand for David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne running on the pitch

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Jan 6, 2020

Aleem Dar awarded five penalty runs to New Zealand for David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne running on the pitch, Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Sydney, 4th day, January 6, 2020

Aleem Dar awarded five penalty runs to New Zealand for David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne running on the pitch

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Jan 5, 2020

Aleem Dar sprints from square leg to point, Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Sydney, 3rd day, January 5, 2020

Aleem Dar sprints from square leg to point

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Notes

ICC Umpire of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011