|Full name||Tabarak Dar|
3 May 1976 |
|Batting style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Role||Opening batsman, Umpire|
|ODI debut (cap 11)||16 July 2004 v Bangladesh|
|Last ODI||25 June 2008 v India|
|ODIs umpired||3 (2016–2017)|
|T20Is umpired||6 (2016–2017)|
|Source: CricketArchive, 24 January 2017|
He is a specialist batsman, though his medium pace yielded seven wickets at the 2001 ICC Trophy, which was his international debut. He has played two first class games and two One Day Internationals for Hong Kong.
Dar took four for 34 from six overs in his first official match for Hong Kong, a 49-run loss to the United States in the third match of the 2001 ICC Trophy, when he dismissed three batsmen in the last six overs of the game. He also made 19 with the bat, but scored at a rate of 3.8 an over, well below the required rate to chase the target of 245.
The next two matches saw him promoted in the bowling order, first to second change against Papua New Guinea where he took two wickets but did not bat in a 106-run win, and he opened the bowling against Bermuda, to take one wicket for 30 runs. Batting at six, however, he could only make three against Bermuda, as Hong Kong fell to 102 all out and lost by 104 runs.
Dar remained in the team for the 2004 Asia Cup, and top scored in both matches, making 20 against Bangladesh and 36 off 43 balls against Pakistan. His ODI batting average of 28 is thus the highest by any Hong Kong cricketer. However, he could not prevent Hong Kong being knocked out at the group stage, after losses by 116 and 173 runs respectively.
Dar also played in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, but was dismissed in single figures in all three innings, as Hong Kong finished on the bottom of the Asian group. Hong Kong finished fifth at the Asian Cricket Council Fast Track Tournament.
He is now an umpire, standing in his first match, a Twenty20 International between Hong Kong and Scotland in January 2016. He stood in his first One Day International match between Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea on 4 November 2016.
- "Scotland tour of Hong Kong, 1st T20I: Hong Kong v Scotland at Mong Kok, Jan 30, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- "Papua New Guinea tour of Hong Kong, 1st ODI: Hong Kong v Papua New Guinea at Mong Kok, Nov 4, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 November 2016.