Imran Arif

First-class cricket Worcestershire County Cricket Club List A cricket

Imran Arif
Personal information
Full nameImran Arif
Born (1981-01-15) 15 January 1981 (age 39)
Kotli, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
BattingRight-handed bat
BowlingRight arm fast-medium
RoleBowler
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2008–presentWorcestershire
First-class debut17 July 2008 Worcestershire v Glamorgan
Last First-class5 September 2008 Worcestershire v Warwickshire
List A debut3 August 2008 Worcestershire v Sussex
Last List A30 August 2008
Worcestershire v Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 6 5
Runs scored 13 17
Batting average 6.50
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 5 16*
Balls bowled 953 182
Wickets 22 5
Bowling average 26.13 39.60
5 wickets in innings 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/50 1/15
Catches/stumpings 1/0 0/0
Source: CricketArchive, 26 March 2009

Imran Arif (Urdu: عمران عارف‎; born 15 January 1981, in Kotli, Azad Kashmir) is a Pakistani-born English first-class cricketer. A fast-medium bowler, he currently plays for Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

He played in the second XI for Sussex during the 2007 season before moving to Worcestershire, where he played five second XI matches before earning a place in the first team, making his first-class debut against Glamorgan in July 2008, where he took seven wickets in the match, including 5/50 in the first innings as Worcestershire won by ten wickets.[1]

He signed for Worcestershire as an overseas player, and a new two-year contract with Worcestershire could not be completed until he received a British passport.[2] By 2009 he had lived in the UK for eight years, but did not hold a UK passport. He was granted this in March 2009, and Worcestershire's Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes told the Worcester News that Arif had "a wonderful talent". He added: "if he bowls like he did last year we will be very impressed."[3]

In 2009 Arif was allocated to Kidderminster Victoria Cricket Club by Worcestershire.[4]

Arif was released by Worcestershire at the end of the 2010 season having failed to hold down a first-team place in 2009 or 2010.[5]

Notes

  1. ^ Worcestershire v Glamorgan in 2008, CricketArchive, 27 July 2008
  2. ^ Imran signs 2 year contract Archived 14 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, www.wccc.co.uk, 27 July 2008
  3. ^ Reeves, Michael (5 March 2009). "Arif gets his passport to success". Worcester News. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Run-machine Ralph returns". The Shuttle. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Worcestershire Release Fast Bowler Imran Arif". CricketWorld.com. 13 September 2010.