Kassem Ibadulla

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Kassem Ibadulla
Personal information
Full name Kassem Ben Khalid Ibadulla
Born (1964-10-13) 13 October 1964 (age 52)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Relations Khalid Ibadulla (father)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1987–1989 Gloucestershire
1985 Cheshire
1982/83–1990/91 Otago
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 31 19
Runs scored 1,131 184
Batting average 26.92 12.26
100s/50s 2/4 –/–
Top score 107 29
Balls bowled 2,452 318
Wickets 29 5
Bowling average 44.48 46.60
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/22 3/32
Catches/stumpings 14/– 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 October 2011

Kassem Ben Khalid Ibadulla (born 13 October 1964) is an English born former New Zealand cricketer. Ibadullah was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.

The son of Pakistan Test cricketer Khalid Ibadulla, Ibadulla moved to New Zealand with his father in 1976.[1] He played for Otago at Under-19 level,[2] before making his first-class debut for the team against Central Districts in the 1982/83 Shell Trophy. Ibadulla initially played infrequently for Otago, making just five appearances between 1983 and 1986.[3] He played in England in 1985 for Cheshire, making eight appearances in that seasons Minor Counties Championship.[4]

In 1987 he joined English county Gloucestershire, making his first-class debut for the county against a Rest of the World XI. In that same season he also made his List A debut against Nottinghamshire in the Refuge Assurance League. He played for Gloucestershire from 1987 to 1989, making nine first-class and four List A appearances.[3][5] In his nine first-class appearances for the county, he scored 269 runs at an average of 24.45, with a high score of 77.[6] This score, which was his only first-class half century for Gloucestershire, came against Kent in the 1988 County Championship.[7] He took 7 wickets with the ball, at a bowling average of 42.71, with best figures of 3/37.[8]

Ibadulla continued to play for Otago during this period, toward the end of his career he became a more regular feature in the Otago side. He went on to make eighteen further first-class appearances for the team, the last of which came against Central Districts in the 1990/91 Shell Trophy.[3] He made a total of twenty-two first-class appearances for Otago, scoring 862 runs at an average of 27.80, with a high score of 107.[6] This score, one of two centuries he made for Otago, came against Central Districts in 1988.[9] With the ball, he took 22 wickets at an average of 45.04, with best figures of 5/22.[8] His only five wicket haul came against Canterbury in his second match for Otago in the 1982/83 Shell Trophy.[10] He made his first List A appearance for Otago in 1987 when Queensland toured New Zealand. He made fourteen further List A appearances for the team, the last of which came against Central Districts in the 1990/91 Shell Cup.[5] He scored 155 runs in his fifteen matches, which came at an average of 11.92, with a high score of 29.[11] With the ball, he took 5 wickets at an average of 39.40, with best figures of 3/32.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Seconi, Adrian (17 January 2009). "Billy Ibadulla: straight-talking cricket mentor". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Other matches played by Kassem Ibadulla". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "First-Class Matches played by Kassem Ibadulla". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Kassem Ibadulla". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "List A Matches played by Kassem Ibadulla". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Kassem Ibadulla". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Gloucestershire v Kent, 1988 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Kassem Ibadulla". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Central Districts v Otago, 1987/88 Shell Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Otago v Canterbury, 1982/83 Shell Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "ListA Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Kassem Ibadulla". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "List A Bowling For Each Team by Kassem Ibadulla". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 

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