Karim Sadiq

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Karim Khan Sadiq
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Personal information
Full name Karim Khan Saadiq
Born (1984-02-28) 28 February 1984 (age 30)
Nangrahar Province, Afghanistan
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Occasional wicket-keeper
Relations Hasti Gul (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 5) 19 April 2009 v Scotland
Last ODI 1 March 2014 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no. 10
T20I debut (cap 4) 12 February 2012 v Ireland
Last T20I 5 May 2010 v South Africa
T20I shirt no. 10
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011/12 Afghan Cheetahs
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 23 21 8 44
Runs scored 470 277 433 1,113
Batting average 24.73 13.19 28.86 29.28
100s/50s 2/0 –/– –/2 2/5
Top score 114* 42 67 114*
Balls bowled 290 306 291 941
Wickets 6 12 2 25
Bowling average 27.50 27.41 73.50 25.80
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/10 3/17 1/31 4/27
Catches/stumpings 6/– 3/– 5/– 12/–
Source: Cricinfo, 01 March 2014
Karim Sadiq
Medal record
Men's Cricket
Competitor for  Afghanistan
Asian Games
Silver 2010 Guangzhou Team

Karim Khan Saadiq (Pashto: كريم خان صادق‎) (born 28 February 1984) is an Afghan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman who occasionally fields as a wicket-keeper for the Afghan national team. He can also bowl off break, taking 4/27 against Denmark in their first match of 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier.

Early career[edit]

Saadiq is a part of the rapidly rising Afghan cricket team that in under a year has won the World Cricket League Division Five, Division Four and Division Three, thus promoting them to Division Two and allowing them to partake in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier's.

He was suspended for one match during the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier due to "inappropriate and intentional physical contact" in their defeat to the Netherlands.[1] During the tournament he performed well with the bat, top scoring with 92, and, surprisingly for a wicketkeeper, with the ball.

Quitting Afghanistan[edit]

Shortly after Afghanistan achieved ODI status, Saadiq quit the national setup in protest at his brother, Hasti Gul being dropped for their ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Zimbabwe XI. Saadiq cited what he called "injustices" and "wrong policies", accusing national coach Kabir Khan of not acting in the best interest of the team.[2]

Return[edit]

Saadiq's international retirement was short lived, as he made his first-class debut in January 2010 against Ireland, where he made scores of 19 and 1.

In February 2010, Saadiq made his Twenty20 International debut in the Sri Lanka Associates T20 Series against Ireland. Saadiq took 2/17 with the ball, despite this Afghanistan lost by 5 wickets. Later, Saadiq was a key member of Afghanistan's World Twenty20 Qualifier winning team. Saadiq was later named in Afghanistan's squad for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.[3]

Saadiq was a key member of Afghanistan's 2010 ACC Trophy Elite winning squad, which defeated Nepal in the final by 95 runs. In final, Saadiq top scored for Afghanistan with 58 runs. In Afghanistan's first match of the tournament, he scored 130 runs from 92 balls against Bhutan in Afghanistan's 393 run win.

He later played for the newly formed Afghan Cheetahs team in the Faysal Bank Twenty-20 Cup 2011-12. Sadiq later featured in Afghanistan's first One Day International against a Full Member Test-playing nation when they played Pakistan at Sharjah in February 2012. Saqdi top scored in Afghanistan's innings with 40 runs, before becoming one of Shahid Afridi's five wickets. Pakistan won the encounter by 7 wickets.[4]

One Day International Centuries[edit]

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out
  • The column title Match refers to the Match Number of the player's career

Karim Sadiq also appears in the storyville documentary Afghan Cricket Club: Out of the Ashes

One Day International Centuries of Karim Sadiq
Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year
[1] 114* 10  Scotland Ayr, Scotland Cambusdoon New Ground 2010
[2] 100 19  Netherlands Sharjah, UAE Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2012

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