Tamim Iqbal    AFP
Tamim Iqbal AFP

Tamim Iqbal made his ODI debut for Bangladesh in February 2007 against Zimbabwe. He became the 83rd player to represent his nation for ODIs. Bangladesh are currently hosting Tri-series against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

In today’s match against Zimbabwe, Tamim was the top scorer for the side scoring 76. During his innings, he also crossed the 6,000 ODI runs barrier. Thus, Tamim became the first Bangladeshi player to reach this landmark; in his 177th match.

Tamim has the best batting average of 35.35 for Bangladesh among current players. Shakib Al Hasan is behind him with 5235 runs followed by Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Ashraful and Mahmudullah.

Player Span Mat Runs Ave 100 50
Tamim Iqbal 2007-2018 177* 6010 35.35 9 41
Shakib Al Hasan 2006-2018 183* 5235 35.13 7 37
Mushfiqur Rahim 2006-2018 182* 4670 33.12 5 28
Mohammad Ashraful 2001-2013 175 3468 22.37 3 20
Mahmudullah 2007-2018 151* 3244 33.79 3 17

Tamim is also the leading run scorer for Bangladesh overall with 11098 runs. Only two Bangladesh players have scored more than 10,000 runs for Bangladesh, the other being Shakib again.