Tamim Iqbal Khan is a left handed batsman in the Bangladesh cricket team. He has also played cricket for the Bangladesh under 19, Asia XI, Bangladesh A and Chittagong Division cricket teams. His major role is that of an opening batsman and also as a vice captain of the Bangladesh team. Presently, he plays for the team of Pune Warriors India team at the IPL 5 season 2012.
Tamim started playing first class cricket since 2004. In 2005, Iqbal scored an awesome 112 runs from 71 balls against England and helped the Bangladesh under-19 team to victory. He made his International debut in a One Day International match against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2007. Iqbal opened the batting line up for his team, though he got caught out at 5 runs by Brent on a ball by Ireland after facing 8 balls. Ultimately, Bangladesh won the match by 14 runs.
Iqbal debuted in test cricket in 2008 in a match against New Zealand at Dunedin. In the first innings, Iqbal scored his first test fifty which included 9 boundaries. He got out at 53 runs after being caught by Fulton on a ball by Martin. In the second innings, Iqbal once again went on to score a half century and scored an impressive 84 runs which included 12 boundaries and a 6. This time he was bowled by Mills. Bangladesh however lost the match by 9 wickets. Iqbal was named to the 2007 World Cup squad and scored his first One day International half century in a match against India which was won by Bangladesh.
In a total of 113 One day International matches, Iqbal has scored 3368 runs with a high score of 154 runs and a strike rate of 79.17. He also has a total of 1748 runs in the 24 test matches that he played.
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