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Tamim Iqbal

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Birth 20 March 1989
Age 34 years
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Tamim Iqbal Khan (Bengali: তামিম ইকবাল খান), (born 20 March 1989) is an international Bangladeshi cricketer and former Test captain of the team. Tamim made his One Day International debut in 2007 and played his first Test the following year. A left-handed opening batsman, he is the Bangladeshi's most successful runscorer to date. Between December 2010 and September 2011 he was vice-captain of the national side.
In 2011 he was named as one of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack's four Cricketers of the Year, and Wisden's Test Player of the Year, becoming just the second Bangladeshi player to be awarded the accolade. He plays first-class cricket for Chittagong Division cricket team. He is the highest individual run scorer for Bangladesh in limited over formats and only Bangladeshi cricketer to score centuries in all three formats of the game. Tamim is also Bangladesh's highest century maker in international matches with 14 centuries, combining all forms of cricket.He scored 206 runs in a test match.He is the best test run scorer of Bangladesh National Cricket Team.
He is currently the 2nd highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in international cricket, including Test matches, ODIs and T20 internationals. He is the second Bangladeshi cricketer to score 3,000 runs in Tests and 4,000 runs in ODIs and also the first Bangladeshi cricketer to go past 1,000 runs in T20Is. He is also the highest run scorer in T20 world cup 2016 hosted by India
He was named an international elite player for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League in 2013.

Early years and background

Tamim Iqbal was born to the late Iqbal Khan and Nusrat Iqbal, in the port city of Chittagong. His paternal Khan family is a prestigious family in the city.

Tamim Iqbal is the brother of Nafees Iqbal and the nephew of Akram Khan, who both played Test cricket for Bangladesh.

Tamim's father, Iqbal, used to host small cricket tournaments to help his sons train and get better in cricket. His brother Nafees, a former national team cricketer, in an interview said, "Tamim was the more talented one. When he [Tamim] was 12 or 13, he hit 148 as the team chased 150".

He married his childhood sweetheart Ayesha Siddiqa in June 2013 with a grand ceremony held at Chittagong.Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was also present at the event.

He had his first son Mohammed Arham Iqbal in February 28, 2016.

Early career

Tamim, a young talent of Bangladesh, who played in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, was picked for the 2007 World Cup and played against India in the group stage of the competition, scoring 51 runs from 53 deliveries, helping his team to win the match. In December that year, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) granted Tamim a one-year grade C contract, one of 22 central contracts held by the Board at the time. Although he was still in the lowest tier of central contracts, it was an extension of his previous contract, which lasted six months.

On Bangladesh's tour of the West Indies in July and August 2009, Tamim scored his maiden Test century against a West Indies team weakened by disputes between players and administrators, which resulted in seven players making their Test débuts in the match, His effort with the bat helped Bangladesh to a historic victory – their first against the West Indies in Tests, their first overseas Test victory and only their second Test win. He ended up with 128, and was named as the Man of the Match for his performance (he also scored 33 in the first innings). Speaking of his innings, Tamim said "It was a flat wicket, and if you concentrate hard and look to bat straight, it's a good track to score on. I'm just 20 and have played only 11 Tests, I think there are a lot more [innings like these] to come". Bangladesh went on to win the second Test, and in the process secured their first overseas series win. Iqbal was Bangladesh's leading run-scorer in the series with 197 runs.

Bangladesh's coach, Jamie Siddons, opined in January 2010 that Tamim had "the makings of a world-class opener". On 25 January Tamim Iqbal scored 151 in a record partnership with Junaid Siddique against India.

Wisden Cricketer of the Year

During the first innings of the first Test against England in March 2010, Tamim scored 86 runs from 120 deliveries. In the process he became the fastest Bangladesh batsman to reach 1,000 Test runs in terms of innings, taking 19 to reach the landmark. He also became the third-youngest player in Test history (behind Sachin Tendulkar and compatriot Mohammad Ashraful) to reach 1,000 Test runs.

In May that year, Bangladesh toured England for two more Tests and three ODIs. Though his team lost 2–0, Tamim scored a century in each of the Tests. For his performances against England, Tamim was named one of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack's four Cricketers of the Year in 2011. In October he was also named Wisden's Test Player of the Year, ahead of Graeme Swann and Virender Sehwag, who came second and third respectively. During the qualifying period for the award, Tamim scored 837 runs in seven Tests at an average of 59.78. It was just the second time a Bangladesh player had won the award, as Shakib Al Hasan was named the previous year. At the start of November, the BCB announced 16 central contracts. Tamim was one of six players at the top level.

Bangladesh vice-captain

In December 2010, Tamim replaced Mushfiqur Rahim as Bangladesh's vice-captain. In the opening match of the 2011 World Cup he scored 70 against India in a losing cause. In the following match against Ireland he scored 44 off 43 balls, and took a catch. In the next game against the West Indies, Tamim was caught at the slips for a third-ball duck as Bangladesh folded for its lowest ODI score, 58 all out. The following game against England he scored a quick fire 38 to get his side off to another good start, with Bangladesh eventually winning by two wickets.

Tamim became only the second Bangladeshi to play county cricket in England (Shakib Al Hasan was the first) when he signed to play for Nottinghamshire in June 2011. He was recruited as a short-term replacement for Australian batsmen David Hussey, who was called up to the national squad. During his stay, Tamim played five matches, scoring 104 runs with a highest score of 47. Tamim, whose batting was described in the Nottingham Post as "solid if unspectacular", remarked of his performance that "It could have been better, but it wasn't too bad". Even though he was playing in a foreign country, there was pressure from the media in Bangladesh for Tamim to perform – especially when Nottinghamshire faced Worcestershire who were fielding Shakib Al Hasan – with his exploits sometimes making the front pages.

When Bangladesh toured Zimbabwe in July 2011 for a single Test and five ODIs, they did so with the expectation of winning. Zimbabwe were returning from a six-year exile from Tests, although Bangladesh had not played in the format in more than 14 months. Despite claiming in a press confidence that Zimbabwe's bowlers posed little threat, Tamim managed 58 runs in the Test as Bangladesh slid to defeat. Bangladesh lost the following ODI series against Zimbabwe 3–2. Bangladesh's batsmen struggled early in the series, with Tamim managing 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.

Post vice-captain

West Indies toured in October, facing Bangladesh in a T20I, three ODIs and two Tests. Though Bangladesh lost the Test series 1–0, Tamim was his team's leading run-scorer with 186 from four innings, including two half-centuries. The BCB founded the six-team Bangladesh Premier League in 2012, a twenty20 tournament to be held in February that year. The BCB made Tamim the 'icon player' for Chittagong Kings. However, his appearances were limited due to a groin injury and he played just two matches and scored eight 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 the selection committee and eventually Tamim was 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 all expectations, although they 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 was the first Bangladeshi to play in a New Zealand domestic league.

In late 2012 Bangladesh hosted West Indies, where Bangladesh won the ODI series, despite losing the T20 and the Test series. His highest score during the ODI and Test series was 58 and 72 respectively. Tamim's best performance in the overall series was the unbeaten 88 in the lone T20 match, despite losing the match for 18 runs short.

After the West Indies series, Tamim went to New Zealand to join the Wellington Firebirds. In his month-long spell with the Firebirds, 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 second edition of BPL.

In March 2013, when Bangladesh toured Sri Lanka, Tamim was not selected for the first Test but made 10 and 59 in the following Test. In the first ODI, Tamim became the first Bangladeshi to score a hundred against Sri Lanka with a 136-ball 112 before being run out. Bangladesh scored 259 in their innings, but Sri Lanka managed to chase their target down.

In July 2014, he played for the Rest of the World side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's.

After the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh played a home series against Pakistan. Tamim played a superb ODI series against Pakistan, where he scored two back-to-back match-winning centuries. Eventually, Bangladesh white-washed Pakistan for the first time in an ODI series and Tamim was named as the Man of the series. He further helped Bangladesh win first ever series against India and also a series win against South Africa. He scored an unbeaten 61 in the last ODI to help the team win the series 2-1. Later that year he played a major role in Bangladesh's 3-0 series win over Zimbabwe. However, he withdrew from the 2016 Asia Cup due to his wife being pregnant.

Tamim was the highest run scorer at the 2016 World T20 in India. This included an unbeaten 103* against Oman in the group stages of the tournament. He became the first Bangladesh cricketer to score an international T20 hundred whilst also surpassing the previous high score of 88* (also held by him). This subsequently helped Bangladesh qualify for the Super 10 stage. Tamim also led the highest number of 6's hit chart at the tournament.

In August 2016, Tamim sustained a fracture on the little finger, which will rule him out from competitive cricket for around three weeks. This means that he could be uncertain for selection for the ODIs against Afghanistan. but he was selected for the odi and he scored 80 and 118 in the 1st and 3rd odi against Afghanistan


Career performance

Test performance
Opponent Matches Innings Not out Runs High Score 100 50 Average
 England 4 8 0 505 108 2 4 63.12
 India 3 6 1 269 151 1 1 53.80
 New Zealand 7 12 0 536 95 0 5 44.66
 Pakistan 4 8 0 336 206 0 1 42.00
 South Africa 4 8 0 103 31 0 0 12.87
 Sri Lanka 5 10 0 192 59 0 1 20.25
 West Indies 8 16 0 686 128 1 5 42.87
 Zimbabwe 5 10 0 422 109 2 1 42.20
Overall 40 78 1 3055 206 7 17 39.67
ODI performance
Opponent Matches Innings Not out Runs High Score 100 50 Average
 Afghanistan 4 4 0 227 118 1 1 56.75
 Australia 7 7 0 286 63 0 2 26.57
 Bermuda 2 2 0 12 11 0 0 6.00
 Canada 1 1 0 11 11 0 0 11.00
 England 9 9 0 265 125 1 0 29.44
 India 14 13 0 426 70 0 5 32.76
 Ireland 7 7 0 340 129 1 1 48.57
 Netherlands 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 1.00
 New Zealand 13 13 0 329 62 0 3 25.30
 Pakistan 16 16 1 676 132 2 5 45.06
 South Africa 10 10 1 264 82 0 2 29.33
 Sri Lanka 14 14 0 420 112 1 3 30.00
 United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 40 40 0 0 40.00
 West Indies 16 16 1 336 58 0 2 22.40
 Zimbabwe 33 33 0 1082 154 1 6 32.78
Overall 144 143 2 4437 154 6 29 31.46

International centuries

Test centuries

Tamim Iqbal's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 128 11  West Indies Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown, Saint Vincent Arnos Vale Stadium 2009 Won
2 151 14  India Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2010 Lost
3 103 18  England United Kingdom London, England, United Kingdom Lord's Cricket Ground 2010 Lost
4 108 19  England United Kingdom Manchester, England, United Kingdom Old Trafford Cricket Ground 2010 Lost
5 109 36  Zimbabwe Bangladesh Khulna, Bangladesh Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium 2014 Won
6 109 37  Zimbabwe Bangladesh Chittagong, Bangladesh Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium 2014 Won
7 206 38  Pakistan Bangladesh Khulna, Bangladesh Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium 2015 Drawn
8 104 44  England Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2016 Won

One Day International centuries

Tamim Iqbal's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 129 27  Ireland Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2008 Won
2 154 60  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 2009 Won
3 125 74  England Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2010 Lost
4 112 119  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Hambantota, Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium 2013 Lost
5 132 142  Pakistan Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2015 Won
6 116* 143  Pakistan Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2015 Won
7 118 156  Afghanistan Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 2016 Won

Twenty20 International centuries

Tamim Iqbal's Twenty20 International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 103* 49  Oman India Dharamsala, India HPCA Stadium 2016 Won

International awards

Test Cricket

Man of the Match awards

S No Series Season Match Performance Result
1 1st Test - Bangladesh in West Indies Test Series 2009 1st Innings: 14 (66 balls, 1x4)
2nd Innings: 128 (243 balls, 17x4)
 Bangladesh won by 95 runs.
2 1st Test - Pakistan in Bangladesh Test Series 2014/15 1st Innings: 25 (74 balls, 3x4)
2nd Innings: 206 (278 balls, 17x4, 7x6)
Match drawn.

Player of the Series awards

S No Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Bangladesh in England Test Series 2010 268 runs with 2 centuries and 1 fifty.
Avg. 67.00 (2 matches)
 England won the series 2-0.

One-Day International Cricket

Man of the Match awards

# Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Ireland Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 22 March 2008 129 (136 balls, 15x4, 1x6)  Bangladesh won by 79 runs.
2 Australia Marrara Oval, Darwin 6 September 2008 63 (69 balls, 5x4, 1x6)  Australia won by 73 runs.
3 Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 16 August 2009 154 (138 balls, 7x4, 6x6)  Bangladesh won by 4 wickets.
4 Zimbabwe Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 31 October 2009 80 (72 balls, 10x4, 2x6)  Bangladesh won by 4 wickets.
5 England Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 28 February 2010 125 (120 balls, 13x4, 3x6)  England won by 6 wickets.
6 Zimbabwe ZAC Stadium, Chittagong 12 December 2010 95 (96 balls, 5x4, 7x6)  Bangladesh won by 6 wickets.
7 Ireland Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 25 February 2011 44 (43 balls, 7x4) ; 1 ct.  Bangladesh won by 27 runs.
8 Pakistan Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 19 April 2015 116* (116 balls, 17x4, 1x6)  Bangladesh won by 7 wickets.
9 Zimbabwe Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 11 November 2015 73 (98 balls, 7x4, 1x6)  Bangladesh won by 61 runs.
10 Afghanistan Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 1 October 2016 118 (118 balls, 11x4, 2x6) ; 1 ct.  Bangladesh won by 141 runs.

Player of the series awards

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Bangladesh in Zimbabwe 2009 300 Runs (5 Matches, 1×100, 2×50) with avg. 60.00 ; 1 ct.  Bangladesh Won the series 4-1.
2 Pakistan in Bangladesh 2014/15 312 Runs (3 Matches, 2×100, 1×50) with avg. 156.00  Bangladesh Won the series 3-0.
3 Afghanistan in Bangladesh 2016/17 218 Runs (3 Matches, 1×100, 1×50) with avg. 72.66 ; 1 ct.  Bangladesh Won the series 2-1.

Twenty20 International cricket

Man of the Match awards

# Series Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 2016 ICC World Twenty20 Netherlands HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala 9 March 2016 83* (58 balls, 6x4, 3x6)  Bangladesh won by 8 runs.
2 2016 ICC World Twenty20 Oman HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala 13 March 2016 103* (63 balls, 10x4, 5x6)  Bangladesh won by 54 runs (D/L).

Career best performances

Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 206 Bangladesh v Pakistan Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna 2015
ODI 154 Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 2009
T20I 103* Bangladesh v Oman HCPA Stadium, Dharamsala 2016

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