Nafees Iqbal

Bangladesh|Opening Batter
Nafees Iqbal
INTL CAREER: 2003 - 2006
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Full Name

Mohammad Nafees Iqbal Khan

Born

January 31, 1985, Chittagong

Age

37y 247d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Opening Batter

RELATIONS

Tamim Iqbal

(brother),

Akram Khan

(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

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1122051812123.54133238.881272120
ODI161603095819.3156854.400232220
FC1202169620215329.961031340
List A11211082754150*27.00221210
T20650562511.208169.13003010
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test11------------
ODI16------------
FC120653376123/333/5331.333.4554.4000
List A112220---6.00-000
T206------------
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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