When the fans discuss aggressive openers, people immediately remember Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya and many more, but the same aggression and attitude can be seen in Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal. This Bangladesh player made the 2007 World Cup squad after playing two ODIs for Bangladesh. He rose to fame when he hammered India and took on Zaheer Khan in tricky conditions. The southpaw has scored over 4,000 runs in Test cricket which include 8 tons, one double ton and 25 fifties in 56 Tests he has played. In the shorter formats, Tamim has played 183 ODIs for Bangladesh, where he has scored over 6,000 runs, which includes 11 centuries. He also has a ton in T20I cricket and has smashed over 1500 runs in 72 T20Is played. 2016-17 saw a rise of Bangladesh in Test cricket and Tamim has been an integral part of the team.read more
Taskin Ahmed, who was on the sidelines due to an injury in the ODI leg of the series, will also return for the 1st Test. The Test series, starting December 14, will be part of the World Test Championship cycle.
IND vs BAN: India and Bangladesh will play in a three-match ODI and two-match Test series in Bangladesh. The series will mark the senior Indian players returning to the side after missing the New Zealand series.
Tamim declared his retirement through a Facebook post.
Tamim had been mostly away from Bangladesh's T20I side for the past 12 months. His last T20I was against Zimbabwe in 2020, after which he missed the rest of the three-match series due to a knee injury.
Pacer Ebadot Hossain claimed six wickets on Day 5 of the 1st Test as Bangladesh clinched their first win ever against New Zealand in New Zealand in any format of the game.
The star Bangladesh batter sustained a thumb injury during the Everest Premier League in Nepal; Bangladesh will play two Tests in New Zealand as part of the teams' new World Test Championship cycle.
The 32-year-old was the top-run scorer in the 2016 T20 World Cup in India with 295 runs in six innings at an average of 73.75.
After Zimbabwe were bowled out for 298 in what looked like a competitive total at Harare Sports Club, Tamim smashed an 87-ball hundred.
The defeat meant that Bangladesh failed to garner the full 30 points (10 points for each match) on offer in the series under the new ICC ODI Super League format.
The incident occurred in the 10th over of Bangladesh's innings, when Iqbal used inappropriate language after an unsuccessful review of his caught-behind dismissal
Iqbal, who has been troubled by a hamstring issue, said that he is hopeful of playing the opening ODI against New Zealand.
The eighth edition of the CPL is scheduled to be played in Trinidad and Tobago between August 10 and September 18.
Tamim Iqbal arranged for pure water for the inhabitants of Shyamnagar Upazila in Satkhira as they were badly affected by the cyclone.
Tamim said that it took a bit of time for the current Bangladesh side to realise the importance of fitness. He too admitted that he has been feeling good after embracing a solid fitness regime.
Akram hailed the current crop of players in Banglades during a Facebook live session with Tamim Iqbal.
Tamim said that there was a time when cricketers used to look up to athletes of different sport to find inspiration for maintaining fitness, but he now is proud to say that cricket fraternity now has its own idol.
Indian captain Virat Kohli talked about the improvement in Indian batsmen in tackling the fast bowling over the past few years.
In a Facebook live conversation with Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal, Kohli opened up on his mindset while chasing the targets.
In a conversation with Tamim Iqbal, Rohit Sharma talked about playing in Bangladesh and also talked about their team's improvement over the years.
Mashrafe stepped down as ODI captain this week after the third and final ODI of a three-match series against Zimbabwe.