Full Name

Mohammad Nafees Iqbal Khan

Born

January 31, 1985, Chittagong

Age

39y 34d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Opening Batter

RELATIONS

(brother),

(uncle)

A young, crowd-pleasing opener, Nafees Iqbal is not one of nature's shrinking violets. A nephew of Bangladesh's larger-than-life former captain Akram Khan, Nafees shot to prominence in the second warm-up match of England's inaugural tour in 2003-04. After slapping a giddy century for Bangladesh A in Dhaka, he dismissed England's spinners as "ordinary", an assessment that attracted more column inches than the innings itself. Had he not been about to lead Bangladesh's Under-19 team in Pakistan, he might have had the opportunity to expand on that statement in the subsequent Test series. Instead, he waited for a late summons to the one-day squad, and made his debut in front of his home fans at Chittagong. His Test debut followed the following year, and in January 2005 he produced his maiden hundred, an invaluable match-saving 121 against Zimbabwe at Dhaka, which secured Bangladesh their maiden series victory, after making 56 in the historic win at Chittagong. Indifferent form after that cost Nafees his place, and he did not feature in the Tests against Australia in April 2006: he had lost his one-day place nearly a year before, after a poor start to the NatWest Series in England.
Andrew Miller June 2006

Nafees Iqbal Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests1122051812123.54133238.881272120
ODIs161603095819.3156854.400232220
FC1202169620215329.96--1031--340
List A11211082754150*27.00--221--210
T20s650562511.208169.13003010

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests11------------
ODIs16------------
FC120-653376123/333/5331.333.4554.4000
List A112-220---6.00-000
T20s6------------
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Nafees Iqbal smashed 150 for Brothers Union
Nafees Iqbal kisses the pitch after reaching his century
Nafees Iqbal square-cuts during his unbeaten 118
Lasith Malinga successfully appeals against Nafees Iqbal
Sri Lanka celebrate the fall of Nafees Iqbal
Nafees Iqbal sways away