Biography of Tamim Iqbal, the batsman with killing instinct

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Tamim Iqbal Khan (Bengali: তামিম ইকবাল খান; born 20 March 1989) is a Bangladeshi global cricketer. He is the modern captain of Bangladesh’s One Day International (ODI) team. Tamim made his ODI debut in 2007 and performed his first Test match the subsequent yr. He served as vice-captain of the national facet among December 2010 and September 2011. Tamim has scored centuries in all 3 codecs of the sport and is also the primary Bangladeshi to attain 10,000 international runs.

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In January 2018 towards Zimbabwe at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, he have become the primary batsman for Bangladesh to reach 6,000 runs in ODIs and has gone beyond Sanath Jayasuriya’s 2,514 runs on the R. Premadasa Stadium to grow to be highest run-scorer at a unmarried venue in ODIs.

Tamim Iqbal

FULL NAMETamim Iqbal Khan
BORNMarch 20, 1989
Chittagong
AGE31 Years, 0 Months, 1 Days
NATIONAL SIDEBangladesh
BATTING STYLELeft Handed
BOWLINGOff break
BATTING RANKTest – 27, ODI – 30, World Cup – 30, T20I – 48
BOWLING RANKTest – NA, ODI – NA, World Cup – NA, T20I – NA
TEAMS PLAYEDBangladesh, Asia XI, ICC World XI, Bangladesh A, Chittagong Division, Essex, Nottinghamshire, Rest of the World, Wellington, Bangladesh Under-19, Pune Warriors India, Chattogram Challengers, Duronto Rajshahi, Wayamba United, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Bangladesh East Zone, St Lucia Zouks, Brothers Union, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Abahani Limited, Mohammedan Sporting Club, UCB-BCB Eleven, Legends of Rupganj, Dhaka Platoon, Cumilla Warriors, Peshawar Zalmi, World XI, Pakhtoons
MAN OF THE MATCHTest – 3, ODI – 15, World Cup – 1, T20I – 3,
CAREER SPAN[Test, 2008 – 2020], [ODI, 2007 – 2020], [World Cup, 2007 – 2019], [T20I, 2007 – 2020],

One of Bangladesh’s fastest growing talents, Tamim Iqbal has already made a place for himself in the cricketing world as an aggressive left-handed opener. His ability with the bat was brought to notice at an early age when he smashed 112 off 71 balls against England in an Under-19 game to take his side to victory.

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Batting Career Summary

MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test601151440520638.64779856.49912755235
ODI2072059720215836.74915378.681304778391
T20I78785175810324.081500117.210718945

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test605302000/10/14.00.00.000
ODI207261300/60/613.00.00.000
T20I78

 

About Tamim Iqbal

When the sector talks approximately the sub-continental openers, they talk about the aggression aspect. Virender Sehwag, Sanath Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar have ruthlessly destroyed the bowling over time. However, an opener from Bangladesh soon joined that listing and made the arena take be aware.

He scored his first century towards Ireland, however it was his knock in opposition to Zimbabwe at Harare in 2009 which were given him pinnacle billing. Charles Coventry remained unbeaten whilst he equalled Saeed Anwar’s maximum ODI rating of 194. However, Tamim released a brutal counterattack to spoil the best rating by using a Bangladeshi batsman. His 154 blanketed seven fours and six sixes as Bangladesh went directly to win the in shape.

He has been a bit inconsistent in ODIs, however his Test shape has been notable. He commenced off his Test debut in fashion with the aid of scoring a pair of fifties against New Zealand in Dunedin in 2008. He scored his maiden Test century towards the West Indies in 2009 at Kingstown to assist Bangladesh report their first foreign places take a look at win. He smashed 151 against India at Dhaka, but it become the England bowling that he relished the most. In six Test innings towards them, he has five scores of over fifty. His memorable moment got here at the tour to England, when he were given his call on the honours board at Lord’s via becoming the first Bangladeshi participant to attain a century. He scored any other ton at Old Trafford to cap off a superb summer season. His performances in that excursion led to Wisden naming him as the Cricketer of the 12 months in 2011. He is presently the second one Bangladeshi to play for an English county when he joined Nottinghamshire.

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The nephew of former Bangladesh skipper Akram Khan, Tamim has shown that he has the capability to gain greatness. He turned into picked by means of Nottinghamshire as a quick-term alternative for David Hussey as he become referred to as up for the National responsibility. Tamim changed into no longer so a success with the bat and he scored simply 104 runs with a highest rating of forty seven. He turned into under sizeable strain from the Bangladeshi media in particular while he played in opposition to Worcestershire, who have been fielding Shakib Al Hasan.

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Bangladesh toured Zimbabwe in July 2011 for a unmarried Test and 5 ODIs. Zimbabwe have been getting back from a six-12 months exile from Tests, although Bangladesh had not performed in the layout for more than 14 months. Despite claiming in a press confidence that Zimbabwe’s bowlers posed little chance, Tamim managed simply 58 runs in the Test as Bangladesh slid to defeat. Bangladesh additionally lost the ODI series towards Zimbabwe three–2. All Bangladeshi batsmen struggled early in the series, with Tamim handling simply 157 runs from 5 innings at a mean of 31.40. In the aftermath of the collection, Shakib and Tamim have been sacked as captain and vice-captain, with a BCB representative mentioning their negative management.

When West Indies toured Bangladesh in October 2011, he turned into the main run-scorer for Bangladesh and he scored 186 runs from four innings which include 2 fifties. When the BCB based the Bangladesh Premier League, he was made the ‘Icon Player’ for Chittagong Kings. His look was limited to just 2 matches as he suffered a groin harm and scored just 8 runs. In March 2012 Bangladesh hosted the Asia Cup. Tamim, who became recovering from typhoid, was to start with dropped from the squad at the orders of BCB president Mustafa Kamal.

Controversy ensued as Kamal had overridden selection committee and Tamim become ultimately re-brought to the squad. He spoke back via placing four consecutive half of-centuries, becoming the primary Bangladesh participant to reap the feat in ODIs. Bangladesh progressed to the very last against expectations, even though misplaced to Pakistan through 2 runs. Later that month, Tamim signed with Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League, however did now not play a unmarried in shape for the group. In April his top-level significant contract with the BCB was renewed.

In past due October, Wellington Firebirds signed him for the New Zealand home HRV Cup, a T20 competition. Tamim became the primary Bangladeshi to play inside the New Zealand home league. Bangladesh hosted West Indies in past due 2012, where Bangladesh won the ODI series, despite losing the Test series and the T20I. Tamim scored fifties in both ODIs and Tests and his unbeaten knock of 88 went in vain as Bangladesh lost the lone T20I. After the collection, Tamim went again to New Zealand to play for Wellington Firebirds, wherein he scored 232 runs, which includes two half of-centuries with a mean of 38.Sixty six. He came again to Bangladesh in mid January to guide Duronto Rajshahi inside the second edition of the BPL.

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In March 2013, Bangladesh went to Sri Lanka, however Tamim was now not decided on for the first Test. But inside the second Test he made 10 and fifty nine respectively. In the first ODI, Tamim became the primary Bangladeshi to score 100 in opposition to Sri Lanka, when he scored 112 off 136 balls. When Sri Lanka toured Bangladesh in February 2014, he had a quiet collection and didn’t play within the ODIs due to a neck sprain. Tamim got here returned into the squad for 2014 Asia Cup and World T20 however failed to score the runs which his team required. In July 2014, he was a part of the Rest of the World aspect within the Bicentenary Celebration healthy at Lord’s.

He bounced returned strongly in opposition to a traveling Pakistan group after the 2015 World Cup. With ratings of 132, 116 and sixty four inside the 3 match ODI series, he became the Man of the Series and performed an instrumental role in whitewashing Pakistan for the primary time. He persisted his excellent paintings within the Tests too, notching up a double century in Khulna in the second innings which helped Bangladesh comfy a draw for the first time against Pakistan in Tests. He was also a key member of the Bangladesh set-up that tasted collection victories towards India and South Africa within the identical year. Against Zimbabwe, he scored 132 runs in three video games, thereby prevailing all the four bilateral ODI series at domestic in 2015.

Tamim opted out of the 2016 Asia Cup due to the delivery of his first baby. However, he was again for ICC WT20, 2016 held in India. Bangladesh needed to play the qualifiers, where the opener became at his height. He scored an unbeaten eighty three Netherlands in his team’s first match of the event. In a have to-win come across in opposition to Oman, he struck 103 off simply sixty three deliveries and became the primary Bangladeshi to score a T20I century – thereby turning into the primary from his kingdom to score centuries throughout all formats. He couldn’t maintain onto the equal shape in the Super-10 level wherein Bangladesh couldn’t win a single game.

His eighty and 118 within the first and 0.33 ODIs respectively ensured a 2-1 collection victory towards Afghanistan. Tamim have become the first Bangladeshi batsman to attain 5000 ODI runs when he reached the milestone towards England in October 2016. Carrying the good shape into the longest format, Tamim slammed his 8 Test ton on the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and backed it up with a fiery 40 in the 2d essay that helped Bangladesh submit their first ever Test win against England and thereby drawing the 2-match collection 1-1.

Barring his fifty within the first innings of the primary Test against New Zealand, Tamim didn’t make contributions substantially early in the yr 2017. However, he regained his touch in Sri Lanka, wherein he scored 207 runs in two fits. He obtained the Man of the Match in Bangladesh’s 100th Test fit for his matured 82 in the 2nd innings that noticed Bangladesh chase down a target of 191. He endured his desirable form by way of notching up his 8th ton in the 50-over format that blew away Sri Lanka in the first ODI.

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Tamim continued to churn in runs in the tri-series providing Ireland and New Zealand in which he gathered 199 runs at an average round 66. He set the Champions Trophy in England ablaze with a scintillating 128 in the tournament opener and observed it up with ratings of ninety five 0 and 70. Although Bangladesh lost to India within the quarter-finals, they exceeded expectancies of many by using knocking each Antipodean countries out of the event.

2016 – 2017 – a season that noticed Bangladesh rise in Test cricket. Test wins in opposition to Sri Lanka, England and Australia. All of those would not had been possible sans the supremacy of senior gamers. And most significantly Tamim Iqbal, the critical cog of Bangladesh’s batting for over a decade.

World Cup through the years:

Tamim Iqbal was selected within the Bangladesh team for the 2007 World Cup after gambling just matches towards Zimbabwe. Against India, they were chasing a low score in complicated conditions. With the experienced Zaheer Khan bowling, it’d have made feel for a person green to reveal recognize and play him with warning. Tamim chose to push aside the ones elements and launched into the Indian bowling with brutal aggression. His six over deep mid wicket after skipping down the tune to Zaheer was a few of the pictures of the 2007 World Cup and ever in view that that knock, he hasn’t regarded back. Tamim scored a fifty and more importantly the manner in which he scored them helped Bangladesh post a ancient win over India. That was one of the reasons why India were knocked out inside the institution ranges. But Tamim struggled with inconsistency submit that and scored only 172 runs from nine games in the tourney.

WC 2011 returned to home and Tamim started off on an explosive note. He scored a strokeful 70 but this time in a losing reason within the tournament opener in opposition to the Indians. But as become the case in 2007, he misplaced steam over the course of the event and ended up with handiest 157 runs as Bangladesh didn’t qualify for the quarters.

After a decent series in opposition to Zimbabwe in Nov-Dec 2014, Tamim turned into recognized as a grade one tear on his left knee. He underwent a surgical treatment in Australia and recovered in time earlier than the 2015 World Cup. However, he didn’t have a extraordinary match as he controlled simply 154 runs in six innings, with a quality rating of 95 in opposition to Scotland which furnished the platform to chase down a goal of 319.

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What to count on inside the 2019 WC?

Tamim Iqbal has been on a golden run within the ultimate two years of his ODI career. In his final 24 innings, he has scored 3 masses (all away) and 10 fifties with an average of close to 60. He additionally averages extra than 50 in the ODIs in England and can be crucial to Bangladesh’s purpose in the event that they want to carry out properly in this match. His strike-charge might well be a reason of situation to start out however he makes up for it as he has shown so typically. A lot hinges at the experienced southpaw.

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