Tamim stands with a batting average of 79 in ODI this year

Captain praises consistent TamimExuberant Bangladesh national team opener Tamim Iqbal Khan is playing fearless cricket these days. His batting average in one day international cricket now stands at 79, the highest in his career. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ এই বছরে তামিমের গড় ৭৯]

In last eight innings of nine matches, Tamim scored 553 runs with 2 centuries and 3 half centuries. In the last match of the ICC Champions Trophy, the left hander dazzled even amidst a collapse in Bangladesh batting unfortunately missed century for 5 runs what could be his tenth ton in one day international cricket.

His 128 against England is the highest score by any Bangladeshi batsman in the Champions Trophy. Before that Shahriyar Nafees scored 123 runs against Zimbabwe in 2006.

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The 166 run third wicket partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal is the highest partnership in any wicket for Bangladesh in this particular tournament.

For the first time in ICC Champions Trophy, Bangladesh could score in an over rate of 6 and more while they batted against England in the first match.

With 37 half centuries and 9 centuries, Tamim Iqbal’s one day run tally is now 5673 in 171 innings.