Tamim Iqbal: The Best Opener of Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal is the nightmare for every bowler. Every knock with the ball on his bat spark flares over the air, ball runs away over the boundary, in the gallery there is one sound “Boom Boom Tamim.

Playing Style:

Tamim Iqbal is an aggressive batsman. He has keen knowledge of bowling and can easily destroy opposition’s bowling line up.  Having natural talent of batting, he is perfect fit for all formats of cricket. He loves to stream brutal aggression on bowler. He played key role behind the victories of the Bangladesh National Cricket team in every match .

Background:

Tamim Iqbal: The Best Opener of BangladeshNamed one of the best test players by Wisden Cricketer magazine, Tamim’s full name is Tamim Iqbal Khan. Born on March 20, 1989, in Chittagong, Tamim comes from a cricket family. Chittagong is the commercial capital of Bangladesh. His elder brother Nafis Iqbal and his maternal uncle Akram Khan also played  in Bangladesh National Cricket team .

Tamim displayed his talents in batting since childhood. His late father Iqbal motivated him a lot. He organized many small tournaments for his better performance in cricket. His affectionate mother  Nusrat Iqbal  is also a great inspirational person in his life 

 

 

Carrier:

Tamim played in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2006. He debuted against Zimbabwe at Harare. His performance brought him the attention of the cricket world in test match against New Zealand. At that match, he scored 137 runs by following year.

He served as the Vice Captain of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team from 2010 to 2011.  To reduce the stress he stepped down.

At present, he is playing in Chittagong Division Cricket team on BPL (Bangladesh cricket Team ). He is the second Bangladeshi player to play county cricket in England after Shakib Al Hasan. He played for Nottinghamshire in June 2011. In 2012, IPL(Indian Premium League) he played with Pune Warriors.

Tamim is also a part time bowler. His bowling style is Right arm off break.

Earlier Career overview:

 Test debut:    New Zealand v Bangladesh at Dunedin, Jan 4-6, 2008

ODI debut:    Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Feb 9, 2007

T20I debut:    Kenya v Bangladesh at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 1, 2007

 

Last update playing  Match:

Last Test:   Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 30-Aug 3, 2015

Last ODI: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Nov 11, 2015

Last T20:   Bangladesh v New Zealand at Kolkata, Mar 26, 2016

Batting and fielding averages
         Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 42 80 1 3118 206 39.46 5628 55.40 7 18 388 27 11 0
ODIs 153 152 3 4713 154 31.63 6029 78.17 6 32 536 62 35 0
T20Is 52 52 5 1154 103* 24.55 1007 114.59 1 4 125 27 12 0
First-class 72 132 7 5428 206 43.42 13 31 25 0
List A 183 182 5 5793 154 32.72 7126 81.29 8 38 46 0
Twenty20 119 118 10 3229 130 29.89 2721 118.66 2 20 324 96 30 0

 

Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 42 5 30 20 0 4.00 0 0 0
ODIs 153 2 6 13    0    – 13.00 0 0 0
T20Is 52  –
First-class 72 252 193 0 4.59 0 0 0
List A 183 12 19    0 9.50 0 0 0
Twenty20 119 2 13 18 0 8.30 0 0 0

Achievements:

In May 2011, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack named him one of the four Cricketers of the Year for his excellent performance against England. Same year in October, he was named Wisden’s Test Player of the Year. He is top run scorer in every format- Test, ODI, and T20 International. He is the only cricketer who picked up century in every format. Even this year, in ICC T20 World Cup in India, Tamim Iqbal was the highest scorer.

Personal Life:

Tamim loves to wear clothes that would make him feel comfortable. Mostly he wears casual Shirt, and T shirt. His favorite brand is Armani. He loves to travel. His favorite place is London. Recently, he visited Malaysia. He loves perfumes. His favorite brands are Daniel and Armani. He likes to collect wrist watches. His favorite brand is AP (Audemars Piguet). His favorite food is Pulao-Roast.

In June 2013, Tamim Iqbal got married to Ayesha Siddiqa. He is now the proud father of one son named Arham Iqbal.

22 comments

  1. good writing brother. i think he is a silent hero in cricket team in our country.many time we win for tamim iqbal abrasive performance . so we Thankful of u tamim iqbal for our 16 core people created smile and Bright our country name.

  2. Tamim Iqbal is one of the best player of our country. He had many match winning performance. He is the most dependable player of our country. He is the only player who get a lot of love and neglect from people. People’s expectation is very high from Tamim Iqbal. He always giving the best for our country. Best wishes for Tamim Iqbal and the writer who write very nicely about our hero.

  3. Tamim Iqbal is a very good player. Because of him many more matches we won. sometimes he can’t score so much. But you know all time not a players have good time. Yes i agree today our team is a highest rank because of Tamim Iqbal’s performance.

  4. I think Tamim is the most successful batsman in our country. His playing style is very nice. I his shorts very much. Thanks brother for your nice post.

  5. I think Tamim is the most successful batsman in our country. His playing style is very nice. I love his shorts very much. Thanks brother for your nice post.

  6. your post is very good about Tamim Iqbal. He is the best opener batsman of Bangladesh. He can more run than the short time and few ball.are you notice that day Tamim can good play ,Bangladesh must be win.His batting line is better than another.

  7. First of all thanks to Partho Pratim Mazumder vi to write this article.Tamim Iqbal is the batsman who started good score others batsman has no tension to play rest of other overs.And I also like his batting style.He is our Boom Boom Tamim.I wish in future he will give us a lot of interesting matches. Thanks again Partho da to give us a good article.

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