Tauseef Qadri

  • LocationKarachi, Pakistan
  • Squad Number77
  • Debut date

Known as ‘The Horseman’, Tauseef has two main passions that he has pursued with vigour all his life. The first, is of course, horses, trained in high level horsemanship in the UK, second is cricket.

Current age: 33 Years

Major teams: Pakistan Under 19, Karachi Whites, PCB Academy (South Zone), Zone 7 Karachi, Tapal Cricket Club(Karachi, Pakistan), Leicestershire Academy, Warwickshire u-19,Warwickshire 2nd XI, Loughborough University Cricket Centre of Excellence (UCCE), Henley Cricket Club (Berkshire, UK), Spencer Cricket Club (Surrey, UK), Solihull Cricket Club (Warwickshire, UK, Billesdon Cricket Club (Leicestershire, UK) Warwick Schoo, WOMBATS CC.

Playing role :  All Rounder

Batting style:  Right-hand bat

Bowling Style:  Right Arm Fast

He has played representative cricket since the age of 14. Tauseef began playing cricket since as long as he can remember. Being coached by his father, Arif Qadri and his maternal uncle, Arif Uraizee, the latter being a former prolific Ranjhi Trophy cricketer, representing West Zone and Gujarat. Tauseef has played age group county cricket at Warwickshire all the way to Warwickshire 2nd XI. Whilst at Warwick School, Tauseef was coached by former internationals, Neil Smith and Dougie Brown. At Warwickshire, he was under the wings of the great Bob Woolmer and former Pakistan Captain, Musthaq Muhammad, both took a personal interest in his development as an aspiring professional cricketer. Tauseef was one of the leading performers in English Schools cricket, captaining Warwick School. After his A-Levels, Tauseef took a gap year to pursue cricket full time and travelled to Pakistan and represented Karachi Whites in the domestic championships as well as being selected for Pakistan Under 19s. After the season, he returned to the UK to pursue his undergraduate degree in Management Sciences at Loughborough University, UK’s top sporting university where the England Cricket academy is based. Tauseef played for the University Cricket Centre of Excellence against various County sides and culminating in winning the universities’ championship. He took 7 wickets in the first innings and scored back to back centuries in each innings of the final. Tauseef later played at Leicestershire for a brief stint whilst also playing premier league cricket in England in Surrey, Berkshire and the Birmingham League.

As a founding member of Wombats, Tauseef resumed cricket after a hiatus of 5 years. Since then, he has been a prolific performer with both bat and ball. He has been recognized by the club as the ‘Best Batsman’ by picking up the trophy 3 years in a row as well as the leading wicket taker in 2014/2015 season. He has regularly scored centuries and enabled the team to win on many occasions.

Tauseef has a passion for developing talent in Wombats and has contributed in progressing the talents of several cricketers at the club. He is a certified ECB cricket coach and encourages the team to ‘be the best they could ever be’.

Tauseef believes in playing cricket with excellence, whether it is bowling, batting and fielding.

The ensuing season will be a great campaign… DSL; captain of Wombats Blacks