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Imrul Kayes

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm medium
Played for:
Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Invitation XI, Khulna Division, Sylhet Super Stars, Rangpur Riders, Bangladesh South Zone, Brothers Union, Gazi Tank Cricketers, Victoria Sporting Club, UCB-BCB Eleven, Comilla Victorians
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
54
Bowling:
0
Batting:
69
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Bangladesh
Born:
February 02, 1987, Meherpur, Khulna

Profile

A left handed opening batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper, Imrul Kayes’ impressive performances in the 2007-08 National Cricket League and on the Academy tour of Sri Lanka saw him playing for the national team just one and half years after his array in domestic cricket.

Imrul's first few ODI appearances didn’t inspire much confidence but nevertheless Bangladesh decided to use him as an opener on the 2008 Test tour of South Africa. He had a forgettable debut mopping up scores of just 10 and 4 in his two innings and despite his failure to improve in consequent appearances, Bangladesh continued to persist with him in the longer format of the game though he was dropped from the ODI arena. But in early 2010, he was recalled in ODIs and since then has been a regular in the side. Playing as sheet anchor, he has proven an ideal foil for the belligerent Tamim Iqbal and the two in recent times have formed a successful partnership at the top of the order.

Kayes though still has a lot to improve going forward. At times, he has a tendency to get stuck at the crease while inconsistency remains his second biggest handicap. At present, the role of a grafter is working to his advantage but in present day ODIs where scores in excess of 300 have become a norm, Kayes’s big hitting abilities may come under scrutiny.


Fast Facts

  • With 486 runs at an average of 60.75, Imrul Kayes was the highest run getter in the 2007-08 Bangladesh National Cricket League
  • He became the first ever Bangladeshi to have scored an ODI century against New Zealand.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 27 52 1432 2 28.64 48.79 3 4 150
ODI 65 65 1873 1 29.26 67.39 2 13 112
T20 11 10 67 0 6.70 71.27 0 0 22
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 27 4 24 12 0 0/1 / - 3.00 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 27 0 1
ODI 20 0 0
T20 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2008-2017
 
ODI:
2008-2016
 
T20:
2010-2017
Test
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs South Africa at OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein - Nov 19, 2008
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Jan 12, 2017
ODI
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand at Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong - Oct 14, 2008
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand at Saxton Oval, Nelson - Dec 31, 2016
T20
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs Pakistan at Beausejour Cricket Ground, St Lucia - May 01, 2010
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui - Jan 08, 2017
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