Aasif Karim

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Aasif Karim
Personal information
Full name Aasif Yusuf Karim
Born December 15, 1963 (1963-12-15) (age 53)
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 3) 18 February 1996 v India
Last ODI 20 March 2003 v India
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
Matches 34 2 40
Runs scored 228 35 274
Batting average 12.65 17.50 13.04
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/1
Top score 53 24 53
Balls bowled 1568 390 1,865
Wickets 27 7 28
Bowling average 41.25 26.28 46.07
5 wickets in innings 1 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/33 3/40 5/33
Catches/stumpings 6/0 6/0 8/0
Source: Cricinfo, 5 May 2017

Aasif Yusuf Karim (born December 15, 1963 in Mombasa) is a former Kenyan cricketer and a former ODI captain. Of Indian ancestry, Karim made a reputation for himself as a useful lower-order batsman but predominantly as a left-arm spinner.

International career[edit]

Karim also holds the unique distinction of having captained his country in both representative cricket (ODIs) and tennis (Davis Cup) competition.

Karim retired from international cricket following the 1999 World Cup in England but was persuaded to return to add experience to Kenya's squad for the 2003 World Cup in South Africa where he helped Kenya become the first non-Test match playing nation reach the semi-finals of the World Cup. During the Super Sixes match against Australia, Karim gave the Australians a scare with figures of 8.2-6-7-3 and collecting Man-of-the-match honours.[1] He lost in his last ODI, the World Cup Semi Final against India.[2] Karim announced at the end of the tournament that he would be retiring, this time for good.

Karim represented Kenya in a Davis Cup tie against Egypt in 1988. He played two singles matches and one doubles rubber.[3]

International record[edit]

ODI 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/33 10  Bangladesh Gymkhana Club Ground Nairobi Kenya 1997

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Australia Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban 15 March 2003 DNB ; 8.2-6-7-3, 1 Ct.  Australia won by 5 wickets.[4]


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