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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, East Zone (Bangladesh), Wellington, Pune Warriors India, Chittagong Kings, Wayamba United, Abahani Limited, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Chittagong Vikings, Peshawar Zalmi
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 49 94 1 3677 39.54 206 6611 55.62 8 22 453 28 13 0
ODIs 167 166 4 5385 33.24 154 6913 77.9 8 35 614 65 40 0
T20is 56 56 5 1202 23.57 103* 1044 115.13 1 4 131 28 14 0
First Class 79 146 7 5987 43.07 206 9837 60.86 14 35 733 72 27 0
List A 211 210 7 7123 35.09 154 8753 81.38 12 44 818 103 52 0
T20s 141 140 13 3857 30.37 130 3250 118.68 2 27 391 112 35 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 49 5 30 0 20 0 4 0/1 0 0 0
ODIs 167 2 6 0 13 0 13 0/6 0 0 0
T20is 56 0 0 - 0 0 0
First Class 79 15 252 0 193 0 4.6 0/1 0 0 0
List A 211 3 12 0 19 0 9.5 0/6 0 0 0
T20s 141 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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