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Tamim Iqbal Khan is a Bangladeshi cricketer. Tamim Iqbal made his ODI debut in 2006 and played his first Test match the same year. He was the co-captain of the Bangladesh national cricket team from December 2010 to September 2011. He has scored centuries in all three editions of international cricket and became the first Bangladeshi to score 10,000 runs in international cricket. Sher-e-Bangla became the first Bangladeshi to touch the 6,000-run milestone in one-day international cricket at the Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the tri-nation series against Zimbabwe in January 2016. Sanath Jayasuriya's record of 2514 runs was broken at the Premadas Stadium and he was named as the highest run-scorer at the same venue.

In 2011, Tamim Iqbal was named Test Cricketer of the Year at Wisden as one of the 4 best cricketers of the year and the 2nd Bangladeshi at the Wisden Cricketers Almanac. He played first-class cricket for the Chittagong Division cricket team. Tamim Iqbal is the lone Bangladeshi to score the most runs in the limited-overs edition and the only Bangladeshi to score a century in all three editions of cricket. Tamim Iqbal is also the only Bangladeshi to score 20 centuries in three editions of cricket.

He is currently the highest run-scorer in Test, ODI, and T20 as a Bangladeshi. He became the second Bangladeshi to score 3,000 runs in Tests and 5,000 runs in ODIs and the first Bangladeshi to cross the 1,000-run mark in T20s. He played his 200th one-day cricket match for Bangladesh in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In January 2020, Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi to score an unbeaten 334 in first-class cricket for the East Zone team in the 2019-20 Bangladesh Cricket League tournament.

Cricket life
He is 5'8 'tall. Tamim Iqbal scored his first Test century during Bangladesh's tour of the West Indies in July-August 2009. The Caribbean team was a bit weak due to a dispute between the players and the cricket board. It was a historic victory for Bangladesh, its first Test victory against the West Indies, and its first Test victory outside the country.

Tamim finished his innings with 127 runs and won the Man of the Match award for his outstanding sportsmanship. He had earlier scored 33 runs in the first innings. Talking about his innings, Tamim said, 'The wicket was flat enough. If you can concentrate on the game and play straight with the bat, you can score big. I stay now twenty and have played only 11 Tests. Hopefully, many more innings like this I can give gifts to the team.

Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi to score 12,000 runs in international cricket in the second match of the series against the Windies in December 2016. The first one-day international century came against Ireland. 'Tamim Iqbal has the potential to be an international standard opening batsman,' Bangladesh cricket coach Jamie Siddons said ahead of the tri-nation series against India and Sri Lanka in Dhaka.

On January 25, Tamim teamed up with Junaid Siddiqui to score a record 151 against India. In the first Test of the series against England on March 13, 2010, Tamim touched the 1,000-run milestone with an impeccable 6-run innings. Only Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Ashraful were able to touch this milestone at a younger age. In the second innings of this Test and in the first innings of the next Test, Tamim scored two consecutive centuries (103 and 106).

In the 2012 Asia Cup, Tamim Iqbal scored a half-century in all four matches and Bangladesh reached the final of a tri-nation cricket series for the second time.

Pakistan Series, 2015

In the second innings of the 1st Test against visiting Pakistan on May 2, 2015 at the Sheikh Abu Nasser Stadium in Khulna, Imrul Kayes (150) scored 312 runs in the opening over. It was the second highest run-scoring partnership in the history of Test cricket in Bangladesh. As a result, they set a new record in the second innings of the Test in 1970 by breaking the record of 290 runs set by Colin Cowdrey and Geoff Puller. He scored 207 runs in the game which is his personal highest Test century. As a result of collecting this run, captain Mushfiqur Rahim broke the record of maximum 200 runs and made it his own. Later, Shakib Al Hasan's unbeaten 85 * helped his team to 555/6 and the game turned into a lifeless draw. He won the Man of the Match award of one and a half thousand US dollars.

India Series, 2015

Tamim Iqbal became the highest run-scorer for Bangladesh against the visiting Indian team on June 10-14, 2015. He composed this feat in the first innings of the only rain-affected Test held at Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah, Narayanganj.

National team captain

Afterward Masrafi's withdrawal on March 6, 2020, Tamim was named captain of the Bangladesh ODI team.

Cricket World Cup

He played in the 2006 Cricket World Cup and scored 51 off 53 balls in his first match against India, which was instrumental in India's defeat.

On January 4, 2015, the BCB authorities released the final list of 15 members of the Bangladesh team for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He was also nominated as one of the members of the party. He played a responsible 95-run innings in the 4th match of the group stage against Scotland on March 5, 2015. With Mahmudullah and later with the unique skill of Shakib and Mushfiqur, Bangladesh chased a huge run in that match and won by 6 wickets. As a result, Bangladesh successfully chased the highest run in the one-day international and won. He also became the second Bangladeshi cricketer after Shakib to score 4,000 runs in ODIs.

Wisden Cricketer of the Year

In 2011, Tamim was named one of the top five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers Almanac Magazine. Tamim won the title, beating Graeme Swann and Virender Sehwag.

National team captain

After Mashrafe bin Mortuza stepped down as the captain of the Bangladesh national team in one-day international cricket, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) handed over the responsibility of the national team to him on March 8, 2020. He also led the ODI team in the previous tour of Sri Lanka.

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