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Tamim Iqbal

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Chittagong Division, Nottinghamshire, Rest of the World, Wellington, Bangladesh Under-19, Pune, Chittagong Kings, Duronto Rajshahi, Wayamba United, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Bangladesh East Zone, St Lucia Zouks, Brothers Union, UCB-BCB Eleven, Legends of Rupganj
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
26
Bowling:
0
Batting:
30
Bowling:
0
Batting:
38
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Bangladesh
Born:
March 20, 1989, Chittagong

Profile

One of Bangladesh's fastest growing talents, Tamim Iqbal has already made a place for himself in the cricketing world as an aggressive left-handed opener. His ability with the bat was brought to notice at an early age when he smashed 112 off 71 balls against England in an Under-19 game to take his side to victory.

Tamim hails from a family of cricketers and it would be fair to say that the sport runs in his blood. His batting skills took him through and he made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2007. The selectors felt he had enough talent for the international circuit and placed him in the World Cup squad after playing just two ODIs. Tamim had a great outing as he scored a breezy half-century against India in the first World Cup encounter and played a big part in dumping the Indians out of the tournament. He scored his maiden century against West Indies in St. Vincent and won the game for his side. He went on to play several other special innings against Zimbabwe and England piling up centuries and half centuries.

Tamim is one of Bangladesh's most important batsmen and has become a regular opener for the team. Much of Bangladesh's success can be credited to his aggressive ways of batting and his pure skill and talent with the bat. He was drafted in the Pune franchise for the fifth edition of the Indian T20 League, replacing the injured James Hopes in 2012.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 42 80 3118 1 39.46 55.40 7 18 206
ODI 150 149 4581 3 31.37 78.46 6 31 154
T20 39 39 734 3 20.38 105.91 0 3 88*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 42 5 30 20 0 0/1 / - 4.00 0 0 0 1
ODI 150 2 6 13 0 0/6 / - 13.00 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 11 0 0
ODI 35 0 4
T20 11 0 2

Career

Span:
Test:
2008-2015
 
ODI:
2007-2015
 
T20:
2007-2015
Test
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand at University Oval, Dunedin - Jan 04, 2008
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs South Africa at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Jul 30, 2015
ODI
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Feb 09, 2007
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Jul 15, 2015
T20
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs Kenya at Nairobi Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi - Sep 01, 2007
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs South Africa at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Jul 07, 2015
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