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Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name: NULL
    Batting Style: Left Handed
  • DOB: 20th Mar 1989
    Bowling Style: Left-arm fast
  • TEAM:
  • Bangladesh, Chittagong Division, Essex, East Zone (Bangladesh), Wellington, Pune Warriors India, Chittagong Kings, Wayamba United, Abahani Limited, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Chittagong Vikings, Peshawar Zalmi, World XI
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 52 100 1 3888 39.27 206 7053 55.13 8 24 474 32 13 0
ODIs 173 172 4 5766 34.32 154 7358 78.36 9 38 648 73 41 0
T20is 59 59 5 1257 23.28 103* 1091 115.22 1 4 139 29 14 0
First Class 82 152 7 6198 42.74 206 10279 60.3 14 37 754 76 27 0
List A 217 216 7 7504 35.9 154 9198 81.58 13 47 852 111 53 0
T20s 145 144 13 3919 29.92 130 3304 118.61 2 27 399 114 35 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 52 5 30 0 20 0 4 0/1 0 0 0
ODIs 173 2 6 0 13 0 13 0/6 0 0 0
T20is 59 0 0 - 0 0 0
First Class 82 15 252 0 193 0 4.6 0/1 0 0 0
List A 217 3 12 0 19 0 9.5 0/6 0 0 0
T20s 145 2 13 0 18 0 8.31 0/1 0 0 0
PROFILE

When Tamim Iqbal skipped down the wicket to crash Zaheer Khan over long-on for six in the 2007 World Cup, he heralded a seachange in the way Bangladeshi cricketers were perceived by international audiences. Often labelled as too meek for international cricket, Tamim’s fearless approach in taking the game to the opposition has moulded him into the one Bangladeshi player that opponents fear. England found themselves on the wrongend of two back-to-back Tamim specials in the summer of 2010. The first, a 100-ball 103 at Lord’s, was an innings of breathtaking brilliance capped off by the now famous name-on-the-board celebration. Coming from a family of cricketers, Tamim had always possessed the ability to hit the ball hard, especially through the offside. But he has also worked hard at honing his talent, adding brains to his brawn and developing a number of impressive shots on the onside; a trademark one-legged pull often reminiscent of the great Brian Lara. But Tamim has his weaknesses – ex-coach Jamie Siddons often lamented his poor running between the wickets and for an opener, he finds himself castled far too often. Much like Virender Sehwag or Chris Gayle, Tamim’s swashbuckling approach often sets the tone for Bangladesh’s innings and a subsequent win or loss. To that end he has often flattered to deceive, especially in the World Cup on home soil when much was expected of him. To his credit though, Tamim has bounced back from a difficult 2011 in marvellous fashion. Four back-to-back half-centuries against top-class opposition took Bangladesh to within two runs of the Asia Cup. His celebration to mark this accolade -- a not-too-subtle four-fingered gesture towards the President’s Box, is TamimIqbal in a microcosm – bold, talented and ready to take on the world.

  • Last Updated: 6th Jan 2017
  • Author: Zulquarnain Islam
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