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Tamim: Luck not on my side

  • Published at 02:40 pm June 21st, 2019
Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal plays a shot as Australia's Alex Carey looks on during their World Cup match in Nottingham Thursday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik from Nottingham

Tamim Iqbal believes it is a matter of time that he will score big for the team

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal is yet to fully flourish in the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

The left-handed opener had worked hard prior to the World Cup, and even skipped the Dhaka Premier League just prior to the flagship ICC event to take proper preparation.

Tamim scored two half-centuries in four matches in the tri-nation ODI-series in Ireland which Bangladesh eventually won after beating the West Indies in the final.

The southpaw has played every match in the World Cup so far.

In five innings, Tamim scored 16 off 29 deliveries against South Africa at the Oval, 24 off 38 against New Zealand at the same venue, 19 off 29 against England in Cardiff, 48 off 53 against the Windies in Taunton and 62 off 74 against Australia at Trent Bridge.

Tamim has a brilliant record in the UK over the years as he famously scored two back-to-back centuries against host England in a Test series back in 2010.

In the Champions Trophy 2017, Tamim made 128 against England, 95 against Australia and 70 against India.

Given Tamim’s record in the UK, and as a senior player of the team, it is quite natural that the expectation will be there for Tamim to score big in the World Cup.

Tamim batted well in the last two matches - 62 against Australia and 48 against the West Indies - but wasn’t able to continue furthermore to the elusive three-figure mark - a hundred in the World Cup.

In the first three innings in the World Cup, Tamim got set and then lost his wicket, which was quite unusual as he has generally carried his innings to a much bigger one in recent years.

After scoring 62 against the Aussies, Tamim said everything is not going to plan yet. 

The Chittagong lad believes it is a matter of time that he will score big for the team.  

“Maybe everything is not going according to plan. I have felt confident in the last two matches, but luck hasn’t been on my side. I normally play the shot through third-man quite well but it wasn’t my day. I think I am hitting it well, but it is a matter of time that I get a big one. But the problem is, we don’t have much time,” said Tamim after the match against Australia at Trent Bridge Thursday.

With Bangladesh hoping to qualify for the semi-final, Tamim has three more innings in his hand to score big. 

If Tamim is on-song with his natural strokeplay and scores big, then there is big chance that that particular day will belong to Bangladesh.

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