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Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal

Bangladesh Bangladesh

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BORN March 20, 1989
BIRTH PLACE Chittagong
CURRENT AGE 30
ROLE Batsman
BATTING STYLE Left Handed
BOWLING STYLE Off break
ICC RANKING ODI TEST T20I
batting 32 25 40
Bowling
All Rounder

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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.

Tamim hails from a family of cricketers and it would be fair to say that the sport runs in his blood. His batting skills took him through and he made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2007. The selectors felt he had enough talent for the international circuit and placed him in the World Cup squad after playing just two ODIs. Tamim had a great outing as he scored a breezy half-century against India in the first World Cup encounter and played a big part in dumping the Indians out of the tournament. He scored his maiden century against West Indies in St. Vincent and won the game for his side. He went on to play several other special innings against Zimbabwe and England piling up centuries and half centuries.

Tamim is one of Bangladesh's most important batsmen and has become a regular opener for the team. Much of Bangladesh's success can be credited to his aggressive ways of batting and his pure skill and talent with the bat. He was drafted in the Pune franchise for the fifth edition of the Indian T20 League, replacing the injured James Hopes in 2012.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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