Hey there, passionate Bangladesh cricket fans! The question, “who is the best cricket player in Bangladesh always arises in your mind. We cannot answer it exactly as it depends totally on personal opinion. But there’s one name that shines brighter than the rest in the realm of Bangladeshi cricket – Tamim Iqbal Khan. Definitely Tamim Iqbal is one of the greatest players in Bangladesh’s cricket history.
Tamim Iqbal was born on 20th March 1989. He belongs to Chittagong. His journey is very inspiring. He established himself as one of the best cricket players of Bangladesh.
Tamim Iqbal’s Career
Tamim’s captaincy for the national ODI team from 2020 to 2023 was an era that Bangladesh cricket will remember forever. He is also a very good batsman. Remember the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2016? Tamim’s unbeatable 103 not out against Oman marked him as the first Bangladeshi to score a T20 World Cup century. His score soared as the highest ever by a Bangladeshi in any T20 World Cup tournament.
Tamim Iqbal’s Records
Tamim’s cricketing brilliance isn’t confined to T20s. His sensational 128 against England in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy remains unmatched as the highest individual score by a Bangladeshi in any tournament. His cricketing journey started with a bang in 2007 with an ODI debut, followed by a Test match the next year. It didn’t take long for him to notch up his first century against Ireland.
Stepping onto the hallowed grounds of Lord’s Stadium is a dream for every cricketer. Tamim lived that dream and made it even more magical by being the only Bangladeshi to score a century against the mighty England cricket team at this iconic venue.
When it comes to international centuries, Tamim stands tall. He holds the record for the most centuries by a Bangladeshi in international matches – a whopping 25 centuries across all formats of the game. And let’s not forget, he is the highest run-scorer in the history of Bangladeshi cricket, scored more than 15000 runs.
Tamim’s career is paved with “firsts.” He was named Wisden’s Test Player of the Year and one of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack’s Cricketers of the Year in 2011. He stands alone as the only Bangladeshi cricketer to have centuries in all three game formats. His four consecutive half-centuries in the Asia Cup and his feat of scoring at least two centuries in a 3-match ODI series are truly awe-inspiring.