Tamim makes his Essex debut against Kent
Bangladesh start cricketer Tamim Iqbal makes his Essex debut in the NatWest T20 Blast today. This is going to be his first appearance in the tournament after long-awaited six years also. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ এসেক্স অভিষেক হল তামিম ইকবালের]
Essex Eagles win the toss against Kent Spitfires at Beckenham and opted to bat first. As a result, Tamim Iqbal will be seen in the action from the very beginning of the match.
Tamim Iqbal played in the tournament earlier in 2011. He played 5 matches for Nottinghamshire in that edition of NatWest T20 Blast. This time, the dashing opener of Bangladesh is expected to play more matches. He is signed by the Essex Eagles for a total number of 8 matches.
Hence, the 28-yar old left-hand batsman of Bangladesh is getting chance to share dressing rooms with such start cricketers of world cricket- Ryan ten Doeschate (Captain), James Foster, Mohammad Amir, Ravi Bopara.
Essex Eagles: Tamim Iqbal, Ryan ten Doeschate (Captain), James Foster, Mohammad Amir, Ravi Bopara, Varun Chopra, Simon Harmer, Jamie Porter, Paul Walter, Adam Wheater, Tom Westley and Ashar Zaidi.
Kent Spitfires: DJ Bell-Drummond, JL Denly, SA Northeast (Captain), SW Billings (WK), AJ Blake, DI Stevens, MT Coles, AJ Ball, AF Milne, JC Tredwell.