Tamim Iqbal

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Tamim Iqbal
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Personal information
Full nameTamim Iqbal Khan[1]
Born (1989-03-20) 20 March 1989 (age 32)
Chittagong, Bangladesh
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
BattingLeft handed
BowlingRight-arm off-break
RoleOpening batsman
RelationsAkram Khan (uncle)
Nafees Iqbal (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 51)4 January 2008 v New Zealand
Last Test29 April 2021 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 83)9 February 2007 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI26 March 2021 v New Zealand
T20I debut (cap 17)1 September 2007 v Kenya
Last T20I9 March 2020 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2007–presentChittagong Division
2011Nottinghamshire
2012Chittagong Kings
2013Duronto Rajshahi
2012Wayamba United
2012–2013Wellington
2012/13Pune Warriors India
2013St Lucia Zouks
2015–2016Chittagong Vikings
2016–2018Peshawar Zalmi
2017Essex
2017Speen Ghar Tigers
2017–2019Comilla Victorians
2018-presentNangarhar Leopards
2019–presentDhaka Platoon
2020–presentLahore Qalandars
2020Fortune Barishal
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 61 207 77 92
Runs scored 4,414 7202 1,717 7,125
Batting average 39.05 37.98 25.84 45.00
100s/50s 9/27 13/50 1/7 16/40
Top score 206 158 103* 334*
Balls bowled 30 6 252
Wickets 0 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 17/– 58/– 18/– 29/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 29 April 2021
Personal details
Spouse(s)Ayesha Siddiqa
Children1 son & 1 daughter
MotherNusrat Iqbal
FatherIqbal Khan
ResidenceDhaka, Bangladesh
EducationSunshine Grammar School
OccupationCricketer
Net worthUS$30 million
Tamim Iqbal
Medal record
Men's Cricket
Representing  Bangladesh
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Incheon Team

Tamim Iqbal Khan (born 20 March 1989) is a Bangladeshi international cricketer. He is the current Bangladesh ODI captain.[2] Tamim made his ODI debut in 2007 and played his first Test match the following year. He served as vice-captain of the national side between December 2010 and September 2011.

Early and personal life[edit]

Tamim Iqbal Khan was born to Iqbal Khan and Nusrat Iqbal Khan, in the port city of Chittagong.[3] His paternal Khan family is a prestigious family in the city, with ancestry from Bihar.[3][4][5] His maternal family belongs to Salempur in Uttar Pradesh.[6][7] Tamim Iqbal is the brother of Nafees Iqbal and the nephew of Akram Khan, who both played Test cricket for Bangladesh.[3] His favourite football team is Brazil.

Tamim's father, Iqbal, used to host small cricket tournaments to help his sons train and get better in cricket.[4] His brother Nafees, a former national team cricketer, in an interview said, "Tamim was the more talented one. When Tamim was 12 or 13, he hit 148 as the team chased 150".[4]

He married Ayesha Siddiqa in June 2013 with a grand ceremony held at Chittagong. Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was also present at the event.[8] He had his first son Arham on 28 February 2016. Also, he had his first daughter Alishba on 19 November 2019.[9]

Domestic and T20 franchise career[edit]

Dhaka Premier League[edit]

He plays first-class cricket for Chittagong Division cricket team.

Country cricket[edit]

In 2011, Tamim became only the second Bangladeshi to play county cricket in England (Shakib Al Hasan was the first)[10] 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.[11] During his stay, Tamim played five matches, scoring 104 runs with a highest score of 47.[12] 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.[13] [14] Tamim got selected to play for Essex in the NatWest T20 blast but left the tournament for personal reasons.[15]

HRV Cup[edit]

In late October 2012, 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.[16] After the West Indies series 2011/12, 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.

Sri Lanka Premier League[edit]

He was picked up by Wayamba United for the 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League.[17]

Indian Premier League[edit]

He was signed by the Pune Warriors India for 2012 Indian Premier League, but didn't featured in a single match.[18]

Bangladesh Premier League[edit]

He led Duronto Rajshahi in second edition of BPL.[19] In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Comilla Victorians team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).[20] Comilla Victorians won the tournament, after beating Dhaka Dynamites by 17 runs in the final, with Tamim scoring 141 not out, his first century in the BPL[21] & scored 467 runs in this Tournament. In November 2019, was selected to play for the Dhaka Platoon in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League.[22] and in the tournament he became first cricketer to past 2000 runs in BPL history.[23]

Caribbean Premier League[edit]

He was classified as an international elite player for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League in 2013.[24]

Bicentenary Celebration[edit]

In July 2014, he played for the Rest of the World side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's. [25]

Pakistan Super League[edit]

Tamim played for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League from 2016 to 2018.[26] In 2020, he represented the Lahore Qalandars.[27]

Afghanistan Premier League[edit]

In September 2018, he was named in Nangarhar's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[28][29]

Bangabandu T20 Cup[edit]

He played for Fortune Barishal in 2020-21 Bangabandhu T20 Cup.[30]

International career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[31]

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 debuts in the match.[32] 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.[33][34] 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".[35][36] Bangladesh went on to win the second Test, and in the process secured their first overseas series win.[37] Iqbal was Bangladesh's leading run-scorer in the series with 197 runs.[38]

Bangladesh's coach, Jamie Siddons, opined in January 2010 that Tamim had "the makings of a world-class opener".[39] On 25 January Tamim Iqbal scored 151 in a record partnership with Junaid Siddique against India.

Wisden Cricketer of the Year[edit]

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.[40] He also became the third-youngest player in Test history (behind Sachin Tendulkar and compatriot Mohammad Ashraful) to reach 1,000 Test runs.[41]

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.[42] For his performances against England, Tamim was named one of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack's four Cricketers of the Year in 2011.[43] 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.[42] At the start of November, the BCB announced 16 central contracts. Tamim was one of six players at the top level.[44]

Bangladesh vice-captain[edit]

In December 2010, Tamim replaced Mushfiqur Rahim as Bangladesh's vice-captain.[45] 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)[10] 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.[11] During his stay, Tamim played five matches, scoring 104 runs with a highest score of 47.[12] 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.[13]

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.[46] Despite claiming in a press conference that Zimbabwe's bowlers posed little threat,[47] Tamim managed 58 runs in the Test as Bangladesh slid to defeat.[48][49] Bangladesh lost the following ODI series against Zimbabwe 3–2. Bangladesh's batsmen struggled early in the series,[50][51] with Tamim managing 157 runs from five innings at an average of 31.40.[52] In the aftermath of the series, Shakib and Tamim were sacked as captain and vice-captain, with a BCB representative citing their poor leadership.[53]

Post vice-captain[edit]

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.[54] 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.[55] However, his appearances were limited due to a groin injury and he played just two matches and scored eight runs.[56][57]

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.[58] He responded by striking four consecutive half-centuries, becoming the first Bangladesh player to achieve the feat in ODIs.[59] Bangladesh progressed to the final against all expectations, although they lost to Pakistan by 2 runs.[60][61] Later that month Tamim signed with Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League,[62] but did not play a single match for the team.[63] In April his top-level central contract with the BCB was renewed.[64]

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.[65]

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.

Post World Cup 2015[edit]

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.[66] 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.

2016 and beyond[edit]

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 ICC World Twenty20 held 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 T20I 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 ruled him out from competitive cricket for around three weeks. This means that he could be uncertain for selection for the ODIs against Afghanistan.[67] but he was selected for ODIs and scored 80 and 118 in the first and third ODIs against Afghanistan.

During the first ODI against Sri Lanka on 26 March 2017, Tamim became the first Bangladeshi to score 10,000 international runs.[68]

2017 Champions Trophy[edit]

Preparing for the 2017 Champions Trophy, Iqbal scored a hundred against Pakistan in a warm-up game at Edgbaston in Birmingham.[69] Playing against England in the first of the league games at The Oval, he scored 128 off 142 balls taking the team's total to 305, which was later chased down by the latter.[70] He scored 95 off 114 balls in the next game against Australia, a match that ended without result.[71] In the semi-final against India, he scored 70 off 82 balls in a losing cause, finishing the tournament with 293 runs.[72] He was also named as part of the 'Team of the Tournament' at the 2017 Champions Trophy by the ICC[73] and Cricinfo.[74]

In August 2017, he was named in a World XI side to play three Twenty20 International matches against Pakistan in the 2017 Independence Cup in Lahore.[75]

2018[edit]

On 23 January 2018 against Zimbabwe, Tamim became the first batsman for Bangladesh to reach 6,000 runs in ODIs.[76] During this innings, Tamim also went past Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya's 2,514 runs at the R. Premadasa Stadium to become highest run-scorer at a single venue in ODIs.[77]

In April 2018, he was one of ten cricketers to be awarded a central contract by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ahead of the 2018 season.[78] In the same month, he was named in the Rest of the World XI squad for the one-off T20I against the West Indies, to be played at Lord's on 31 May 2018.[79]

In July 2018, Tamim scored 287 runs with an average of 143.5 in a three-match series against West Indies and became the man of the series for the 4th time in ODI career, which was the second highest for a Bangladeshi player in ODI after Shakib Al Hasan. He jumped to the 13th position in ICC ODI Batsman Ranking with a career highest rating point of 737.[80]

2019 Cricket World Cup and beyond[edit]

In April 2019, he was named in Bangladesh's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[81][82] On 2 July 2019, in the match against India, Tamim played in his 200th ODI.[83]

In July 2019, Bangladesh's regular captain Mashrafe Mortaza was ruled out of the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a hamstring injury.[84] Tamim was named as captain for the first time in ODIs.[85] Prior to that he had only led Bangladesh in one Test match in 2017 against New Zealand.[86]

2020–present[edit]

In March 2020, when Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh, he scored 158 runs off 136 balls in the 2nd ODI, highest individual score by any Bangladeshi batsman also second Bangladeshi batsman scored a century at Sylhet and he became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score 7,000 runs in ODIs.[87] In the 3rd ODI, He scored 128 runs off 109 balls and made a partnership of 292 runs with Litton Das in the opening wicket which is the highest partnership for Bangladesh for any wicket in ODIs.[88] He scored 310 runs at an average of 155.50 in the ODI series and eventually become the "Player of the Tournament" jointly with Liton Das.

Bangladesh ODI captain[edit]

Iqbal's record as captain
Format ↓ Matches Won Lost Drawn/NR
Test[89] 1 0 1 0
ODI[90] 6 3 3 0
T20I[91] Did not captain
Last updated on: 25 January 2021

On 8 March 2020, Tamim was named the ODI captain of Bangladesh after Mashrafe Mortaza stepped down as ODI captain post Zimbabwe series in March 2020.[92]

Since he took full time ODI captaincy, Bangladesh played their first ODI series against Windies in January 2021. Bangladesh went on to win the series by 3–0, while scoring 158 runs in three matches, he was the most run scorer in the series.[93]

International centuries[edit]

Test cricket centuries[edit]

Test centuries scored by Tamim Iqbal[94]
No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 128 dagger  West Indies 1 3 1/2 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Arnos Vale Stadium, St. Vincent Away 9 July 2009 Won [95]
2 151  India 1 3 2/2 Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Home 24 January 2010 Lost [96]
3 103  England 1 3 1/2 England Lord's, London Away 27 May 2010 Lost [97]
4 108  England 1 2 2/2 England Old Trafford, Manchester Away 4 June 2010 Lost [98]
5 109  Zimbabwe 1 1 2/3 Bangladesh Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna Home 3 November 2014 Won [99]
6 109  Zimbabwe 1 1 3/3 Bangladesh Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong Home 12 November 2014 Won [100]
7 206 dagger  Pakistan 1 3 1/2 Bangladesh Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna Home 28 April 2015 Drawn [101]
8 104  England 1 1 2/2 Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Home 28 October 2016 Won [102]
9 126  New Zealand 1 1 1/3 New Zealand Seddon Park, Hamilton Away 28 February 2019 Lost [103]

ODI centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries scored by Tamim Iqbal[104]
No. Score Against Pos. Inn. S/R Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 129 dagger  Ireland 1 1 94.85 Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Home 22 March 2008 Won [105]
2 154 dagger  Zimbabwe 1 2 111.59 Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo Away 16 August 2009 Won [106]
3 125 dagger  England 1 1 104.16 Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Home 28 February 2010 Lost [107]
4 112  Sri Lanka 1 1 82.35 Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Hambantota Away 23 March 2013 Lost [108]
5 132  Pakistan 1 1 97.77 Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Home 17 April 2015 Won [109]
6 116* dagger  Pakistan 1 2 100.00 Home 19 April 2015 Won [110]
7 118 dagger  Afghanistan 1 1 100.00 Home 1 October 2016 Won [111]
8 127 dagger  Sri Lanka 1 1 89.43 Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla Away 25 March 2017 Won [112]
9 128  England 1 1 90.14 England The Oval, London Away 1 June 2017 Lost [113]
10 130* dagger  West Indies 1 1 81.25 Guyana Providence Stadium, Guyana Away 22 July 2018 Won [114]
11 103 dagger  West Indies 1 1 83.06 Saint Kitts and Nevis Warner Park, Basseterre Away 28 July 2018 Won [115]
12 158 dagger  Zimbabwe 1 1 116.18 Bangladesh Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet Home 3 March 2020 Won [116]
13 128*  Zimbabwe 1 1 117.43 Bangladesh Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet Home 6 March 2020 Won [117]

T20I centuries[edit]

Twenty20 International centuries scored by Tamim Iqbal[118]
No. Score Against Pos. Inn. S/R Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 103* dagger  Oman 1 1 163.49 India HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala Neutral 13 March 2016 Won [119]

Records and achievements[edit]

  • He is the first Bangladeshi to score 10,000, 11,000, 12,000 & 13,000 international runs.[68]
  • In January 2018 against Zimbabwe at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, he became the first batsman for Bangladesh to reach 6,000 & 7,000 runs in ODIs and has gone past Sanath Jayasuriya's 2,514 runs at the R. Premadasa Stadium to become highest run-scorer at a single venue in ODIs.[120][121]
  • 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 is the only Bangladeshi cricketer to score centuries in all three formats of the game.[122]
  • He is Bangladesh's highest century-maker in international matches with 23 centuries, combining all forms of cricket.[123]
  • He is currently the highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in international cricket,[123] including Test, ODIs and T20Is.
  • He is the second Bangladeshi cricketer to score 3,000 runs in Tests and 5,000 runs in ODIs and also the first Bangladeshi cricketer to go past 1,000 runs in T20Is. He played his 200th ODI match for Bangladesh during the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
  • In January 2020, Tamim made the highest score in first-class cricket by a Bangladeshi batsman, with 334 not out, for East Zone in the opening round of the 2019–20 Bangladesh Cricket League tournament.[124]
  • In 2020–21 Bangabandhu T20 Cup, he became the first Bangladeshi batsman who scored 6000 runs in T20s.[125]
  • In March 2021, Tamim became the first ever Bangladeshi batsman to reach 50 ODI half-centuries.[126]

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