[caption id="attachment_543116" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-543116 " alt="Tamim Iqbal will play with Chris Gayle for the first time AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/TIafp2.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Tamim Iqbal will play with Chris Gayle for the first time AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh" target="_blank">Bangladesh</a>'s star batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/tamim-iqbal" target="_blank">Tamim Iqbal</a> recently revealed his excitement about batting alongside <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-gayle" target="_blank">Chris Gayle</a>. Both Gayle and Tamim both have been picked by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bpl" target="_blank">Bangladesh Premier League</a> (BPL) team Chittagong Vikings and are set to open for the team in this season of the tournament. The Vikings ended their journey in the previous season with a poor performance, finishing towards the bottom of points table but the team looks promising this year, with big names involved. BPL will kickstart from November 4 and the team will play their first with Barisal Bulls a day after. <strong>READ: <a title="Bangladesh Premier League (BPL): BPL 2016 team and squad details" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/bangladesh-premier-league-bpl-bpl-2016-team-and-squad-details-542833">Bangladesh Premier League (BPL): BPL 2016 team and squad details</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Talking to <em>khela-dhula.com</em>, Tamim said, "I am really eager to open with Gayle. I have never batted with him before. It will be a different experience. He is such a player... the day he is in form, he makes it look very easy. But I don't want the 'Chris Gayle factor' to crop up in the team. If there are such factors and the player fails to perform, the team fails altogether. I think Chris Gayle is equally important to us as winning matches. Everyone should get equal importance. I am not ready to give more importance to any specific player. There will surely be 1-2 special performances among the 15-20 matches we will play. I think the team will give equal importance to every individual as much as Chris Gayle. <p></p> <p></p>"Chris Gayle undoubtedly is the best player in Twenty20 format. On his day, he makes cricket look easy. I think we have a couple of bowlers who can be the winnings factor. People have not seen Imran Khan much, I think he can be one."