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Ahmed Nadeem

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Ahmed Nadeem (born 26 October 1976) is a United Arab Emirati cricketer.[1] A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler,[2] he has played for the United Arab Emirates national cricket team since 1997,[3] including seven first-class[4] and eight List A matches.[5] He has represented his country in three ICC Trophy tournaments[6] and three ACC Trophy tournaments.[7]

Cricket career

Born in Abu Dhabi in 1976,[2] Ahmed Nadeem first played for the UAE at the 1997 ICC Trophy[3] in Kuala Lumpur, his first match being against West Africa.[6] It would be three years before he next played for them - the 2000 ACC Trophy in the UAE. He also played in that tournament in 2002 and 2004.[7]

In 2001, he played in the 2001 ICC Trophy in Ontario[6] and in the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes, a tournament he also played in the following year. In 2003, he played for an Emirates Cricket Board team in four matches against Pakistan A,[7] and made his first-class and List A debut in 2004. His first-class debut was against Malaysia in the Intercontinental Cup[4] and his List A debut was against Canada in the ICC 6 Nations Challenge.[5]

He played for the UAE in the 2005 ICC Trophy in Ireland,[5] also playing three matches against England A,[7] matches in the 2005 Intercontinental Cup against Hong Kong and Nepal[4] and an ACC Fast Track Countries Tournament match against Hong Kong.[7]

After being absent from the team in 2006, he played for them in 2007, playing four Intercontinental Cup matches, including two against Scotland.[4] He also played an ACC Premier League match against Malaysia and against a Scotland XI and twice against a Canadian Invitation XI, which was his last appearance for his country to date.[7]

Cricket statistics

In his seven first-class matches, Ahmed Nadeem has scored 143 runs at an average of 14.30 with a top score of 34[2] for the UAE[3] against Hong Kong.[8] He has taken 17 wickets at an average of 23.52 with best innings bowling figures of 5/84[2] for the UAE[3] against Scotland.[9] In List A cricket he has scored 71 runs at an average of 14.20 with a top score of 24[2] for the UAE[3] against the USA[10] and taken twelve wickets at an average of 22.33 with best innings bowling figures of 5/32[2] also for the UAE,[3] against the USA.[11]


Ahmed Nadeem
Personal information
Born (1976-10-26) 26 October 1976 (age 43)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
2004-2007 23x15px United Arab Emirates
First-class debut 17 September 2004 UAE v Malaysia
Last First-class 6 July 2007 UAE v Canada
List A debut 29 February 2004 UAE v Canada
Last List A 11 July 2005 UAE v Netherlands
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A ICC Trophy
Matches 7 8 24
Runs scored 143 71 425
Batting average 14.30 14.20 28.33
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/3
Top score 34 24 67
Balls bowled 870 336 1175
Wickets 17 12 32
Bowling average 23.52 22.33 22.09
5 wickets in innings 1 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/84 5/32 5/32
Catches/stumpings 3/0 2/0 5/0