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Tamim Iqbal Profile – ICC Ranking, Age, Career Info & Stats

Tamim Iqbal Profile – ICC Ranking, Age, Career Info & Stats

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Tamim Iqbal

Bangladeshi cricketer
Tamim Iqbal Khan is an international Bangladeshi cricketer and former Test captain of the team.Tamim is arguably the best batsman in Bangladesh. Tamim made his One Day International debut in 2007 and played his first Test the following year.
Born: March 20, 1989 (age 28), Chittagong, Bangladesh
Height: 5′ 9″
Test debut (cap 51): 4 January 2008 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 83): 9 February 2007 v Zimbabwe
Spouse: Ayesha Siddiqa (m. 2013)
Last ODI: 1 June 2017 v England

Tamim Iqbal


Personal Information
Mar 20, 1989 (28 years)
Birth Place
Batting Style
Left Handed Bat
ICC Rankings

Career Information

Asia XI, Bangladesh, Nottinghamshire, Chittagong Kings, Pune Warriors, Wayamba United, Duronto Rajshahi, St Lucia Stars, Chittagong Vikings, Rest of the World XI, Peshawar Zalmi
When the world talks about the sub-continental openers, they talk about the aggression factor. Virender Sehwag, Sanath Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar have ruthlessly destroyed the bowling o…
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Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 49 94 1 3677 206 39.54 6611 55.62 8 1 22 453 28
ODI 173 171 4 5743 154 34.39 7333 78.32 9 38 644 73
T20I 56 56 5 1202 103 23.57 1041 115.47 1 4 132 28
Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 49 5 30 20 1/0 1/0 4.0 0.0 0.0
ODI 173 2 6 13 6/0 6/0 13.0 0.0 0.0
Career Information
Test debut
vs New Zealand at University Oval, Jan 04, 2008
Last Test
vs Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval, Mar 15, 2017
ODI debut
vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Feb 09, 2007
Last ODI
vs India at Edgbaston, Jun 15, 2017
T20 debut
vs Kenya at Gymkhana Club Ground, Sep 01, 2007
Last T20
vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Apr 04, 2017
When the world talks about the sub-continental openers, they talk about the aggression factor. Virender Sehwag, Sanath Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar have ruthlessly destroyed the bowling over the years. However, an opener from Bangladesh soon joined that list and made the world take notice.

Tamim Iqbal was chosen in the Bangladesh team for the 2007 World Cup after just playing two matches against Zimbabwe. Against India, they were chasing a low score in tricky conditions. With the experienced Zaheer Khan bowling, it would have made sense for someone inexperienced to show respect and play him with caution. Tamim chose to disregard those factors and launched into the Indian bowling with brutal aggression. His six over deep mid wicket after skipping down the track to Zaheer was among the shots of the 2007 World Cup and ever since that knock, he has not looked back.

He scored his first century against Ireland, but it was his knock against Zimbabwe at Harare which got him top billing. Charles Coventry remained unbeaten when he equaled Saeed Anwar’s highest ODI score of 194. However, Tamim launched a brutal counterattack to smash the highest score by a Bangladeshi batsman. His 154 included seven fours and six sixes as Bangladesh went on to win the match.

He has been a little inconsistent in ODIs, but his Test form has been remarkable. He started off his Test debut in style by scoring a pair of fifties against New Zealand in Dunedin in 2008. He scored his maiden Test century against the West Indies in 2009 at Kingstown to help Bangladesh record their first overseas test win. He smashed 151 against India at Dhaka, but it was the England bowling that he relished the most. In six Test innings against them, he has five scores of over fifty. His memorable moment came on the tour to England, when he got his name on the honours board at Lord’s by becoming the first Bangladeshi player to score a century. He scored another ton at Old Trafford to cap off a wonderful summer. His performances in that tour led to Wisden naming him as the Cricketer of the year in 2011. He is currently the second 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 potential to achieve greatness. He was picked by Nottinghamshire as a short-term replacement for David Hussey as he was called up for the National duty. Tamim was not so successful with the bat and he scored just 104 runs with a highest score of 47. He was under immense pressure from the Bangladeshi media especially when he played against Worcestershire, who were fielding Shakib Al Hasan.

Bangladesh toured Zimbabwe in July 2011 for a single Test and five ODIs. Zimbabwe were returning from a six-year exile from Tests, although Bangladesh had not played in the format for more than 14 months. Despite claiming in a press confidence that Zimbabwe’s bowlers posed little threat, Tamim managed just 58 runs in the Test as Bangladesh slid to defeat. Bangladesh also lost the ODI series against Zimbabwe 3–2. All Bangladeshi batsmen struggled early in the series, with Tamim managing just 157 runs from five innings at an average of 31.40. In the aftermath of the series, Shakib and Tamim were sacked as captain and vice-captain, with a BCB representative citing their poor leadership.

When West Indies toured Bangladesh in October 2011, he was the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh and he scored 186 runs from 4 innings including 2 fifties. When the BCB founded the Bangladesh Premier League, he was made the ‘Icon Player’ for Chittagong Kings. His appearance was limited to just 2 matches as he suffered a groin injury and scored just 8 runs. In March 2012 Bangladesh hosted the Asia Cup. Tamim, who was recovering from typhoid, was initially dropped from the squad on the orders of BCB president Mustafa Kamal. Controversy ensued as Kamal had overridden selection committee and Tamim was eventually re-added to the squad. He responded by striking four consecutive half-centuries, becoming the first Bangladesh player to achieve the feat in ODIs. Bangladesh progressed to the final against expectations, though lost to Pakistan by 2 runs. Later that month, Tamim signed with Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League, but did not play a single match for the team. In April his top-level central contract with the BCB was renewed.

In late October, Wellington Firebirds signed him for the New Zealand domestic HRV Cup, a T20 competition. Tamim is the first Bangladeshi to play in the New Zealand domestic league. Bangladesh hosted West Indies in late 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 series, Tamim went back to New Zealand to play for Wellington Firebirds, where he scored 232 runs, including two half-centuries with an average of 38.66. He came back to Bangladesh in mid January to lead Duronto Rajshahi in the second edition of the BPL.

In March 2013, Bangladesh went to Sri Lanka, but Tamim was not selected for the first Test. But in the second Test he made 10 and 59 respectively. In the first ODI, Tamim became the first Bangladeshi to score a hundred against Sri Lanka, when he scored 112 off 136 balls. When Sri Lanka toured Bangladesh in February 2014, he had a quiet series and didn’t play in the ODIs due to a neck sprain. Tamim came back into the squad for 2014 Asia Cup and World T20 but failed to score the runs which his team required. In July 2014, he was a part of the Rest of the World side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord’s.

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After a decent series against Zimbabwe in Nov-Dec 2014, Tamim was diagnosed as a grade one tear on his left knee. He underwent a surgery in Australia and recovered in time before the 2015 World Cup. However, he didn’t have a great tournament as he managed just 154 runs in six innings, with a best score of 95 against Scotland which provided the platform to chase down a target of 319.

He bounced back strongly against a visiting Pakistan team after the 2015 World Cup. With scores of 132, 116 and 64 in the three match ODI series, he was the Man of the Series and played an instrumental role in whitewashing Pakistan for the first time. He continued his good work in the Tests too, notching up a double century in Khulna in the second innings which helped Bangladesh secure a draw for the first time against Pakistan in Tests. He was also a key member of the Bangladesh set-up that tasted series victories against India and South Africa in the same year. Against Zimbabwe, he scored 132 runs in three games, thereby winning all the four bilateral ODI series at home in 2015.

Tamim opted out of the 2016 Asia Cup due to the birth of his first child. However, he was back for ICC WT20, 2016 held in India. Bangladesh had to play the qualifiers, where the opener was at his peak. He scored an unbeaten 83 Netherlands in his team’s first match of the tournament. In a must-win encounter against Oman, he struck 103 off just 63 deliveries and became the first Bangladeshi to score a T20I century – thereby becoming the first from his nation to score centuries across all formats. He couldn’t hold onto the same form in the Super-10 stage where Bangladesh couldn’t win a single game.

His 80 and 118 in the first and third ODIs respectively ensured a 2-1 series victory against Afghanistan. Tamim became the first Bangladeshi batsman to reach 5000 ODI runs when he reached the milestone against England in October 2016. Carrying the good form into the longest format, Tamim slammed his eight Test ton at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and backed it up with a fiery 40 in the second essay that helped Bangladesh post their first ever Test win against England and thereby drawing the 2-match series 1-1.

Barring his fifty in the first innings of the first Test against New Zealand, Tamim didn’t contribute substantially early in the year 2017. However, he regained his touch in Sri Lanka, where he scored 207 runs in two matches. He received the Man of the Match in Bangladesh’s 100th Test match for his matured 82 in the second innings that saw Bangladesh chase down a target of 191. He continued his good form by notching up his eighth ton in the 50-over format that blew away Sri Lanka in the first ODI.

Tamim continued to churn in runs in the tri-series featuring Ireland and New Zealand where he amassed 199 runs at an average around 66. His contribution at the top of the order will play a huge role in Bangladesh’s outcome in the ICC tournament in England – the ICC Champions Trophy.

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