Tamim Iqbal

Bangladesh|Opening Batter
Tamim Iqbal
INTL CAREER: 2007 - 2022
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Full Name

Tamim Iqbal Khan

Born

March 20, 1989, Chittagong

Age

33y 255d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Playing Role

Opening Batter

RELATIONS

Nafees Iqbal

(brother),

Akram Khan

(uncle)

Tamim Iqbal was already one of Bangladesh's most assured batsmen at the time of his 21st birthday, and will be a vital component at the top of the order for years to come. His promise was apparent when, batting for the Under-19s against England at the end of 2005, he smashed 112 from just 71 balls to help Bangladesh cruise to victory. The left-hander is regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in Bangladesh cricket and is arguably the hardest hitter of the cricket ball in the country. His elegance and style through the off side is a treat to watch but his trademark shot is the straight drive, capped with a text-book like follow-through.

Tamim is the younger brother of Bangladesh international Nafis Iqbal Khan and nephew of former Bangladesh skipper Akram Khan. He made his one-day debut against Zimbabwe in February 2007 and was included in the World Cup squad after playing just two matches. His straight six off Zaheer Khan after skipping down the track was one of the best shots of the tournament. He scored a stylish 84 in his debut Test, against New Zealand in Dunedin and has since firmly established his spot at the top of the order. His maiden century came in 2009 against West Indies in St Vincent, a match-winning effort. He then set a national record against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo when he blasted an unbeaten 154 in a tall chase.

Tamim has found England's bowling attack particularly to his liking, and a superb run of form against them in two series, home and away, lead to five scores of more than fifty in six Test innings, culminating in his stunning 103 at Lord's in May 2010.
Rabeed Imam and Cricinfo Staff May 2010

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test691322508220639.09875158.07103165040190
ODI23122911807415837.031026578.651455890101650
T20I787851758103*24.081503116.961718845180
FC10319197893334*43.361744340
List A286284151042215838.741271281.982165820
T20238237226886141*32.025756119.63444710208720
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test69530200---4.00-000
ODI23126130---13.00-000
T20I78------------
FC1032521930---4.59-000
List A28612190---9.50-000
T20238213180---8.30-000
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A disappointed Bangladesh team walks off after Zimbabwe's come-from-behind chase
Tamim Iqbal works one down to third with an open bat face
Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque added 71 runs for the opening wicket before both fell in quick succession
Debutant Victor Nyauchi delivers a ball to Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladesh player to hit 8,000 ODI runs
Tamim Iqbal was named player of the series