Karim Sadiq

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Karim Sadiq
Karim Sadiq - cricketer.jpg
Personal information
Full name Karim Khan Sadiq
Born (1984-02-28) 28 February 1984 (age 33)
Nangrahar Province, Afghanistan
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Opening batsman
Occasional wicket-keeper
Relations Hasti Gul (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 5) 19 April 2009 v Scotland
Last ODI 4 January 2016 v Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no. 10
T20I debut (cap 4) 12 February 2012 v Ireland
Last T20I 17 March 2016 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no. 10
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011 Afghan Cheetahs
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 24 34 10 45
Runs scored 475 505 496 1,118
Batting average 23.75 14.85 28.66 28.66
100s/50s 2/0 0/1 0/2 2/5
Top score 114* 72 67 114*
Balls bowled 320 342 342 971
Wickets 6 14 2 25
Bowling average 33.50 34.42 87.50 27.24
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/10 3/17 1/31 4/27
Catches/stumpings 6/0 5/– 8/– 12/0
Source: CricketArchive, 4 January 2017
Karim Sadiq
Medal record
Men's Cricket
Representing  Afghanistan
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Team

Karim Khan Sadiq (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]


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 Cricket Association Stadium 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]

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[edit]

Karim Sadiq's One Day International centuries
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
[1] 114* 10  Scotland United Kingdom Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom Cambusdoon New Ground 2010 Won
[2] 100 19  Netherlands United Arab Emirates Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2012


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