POST TIME: 22 June, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Tamim disappointed at his batting form in WC

Tamim disappointed at his batting form in WC

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal ducks a bouncer during their CWC 2019 match against Australia at Trent Bowl in Nottingham on Thursday. BCB Photo

Opener Tamim Iqbal’s form has been a worrying factor in Bangladesh’s tent after he loosely threw away his good start in the first three matches of this World Cup.

As Shakib Al Hasan has been in form of his life while Mushfiqur Rahim is in good touch, Tamim’s form didn’t adversely affect Bangladesh but the batsmen naturally was worried to how he could stop the rut.

However Tamim Iqbal finally hinted to get back in from with 48 against West Indies and 62 against Australia in the last match. The 62 against the Aussies made Tamim the most prolific Bangladeshi batsman against them, eclipsing the record of former skipper Habibul Bashar Sumon, who scored 289 runs against them in 11 matches.

Starting with 281 runs before the match, Tamim finally took his tally to Australia to 343 in nine matches.

Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist with 444 runs from 12 matches remains the highest run getter from the either side.

Tamim said that he is gaining confidence with each passing innings but insisted he is yet to have the lady luck required to score heavily.

Normally Tamim gets set he goes for big but that didn’t happen so far in this World Cup.

Tamim scored 16, 24, 19 and 48 in the last four innings before scoring his first fifty in this edition of World Cup.

“May be everything is not going in my way. But I think now I am feeling bit confident. Normally I was bit down at the start but last two innings have given me some confidence,” said Tamim after Thursday’s match at Trent Bridge.

“If luck was on my side, maybe I could have played a bigger innings.

If you see the game you will notice that I naturally play that shot very well but it wasn’t my day I guess,” he said.

“But I think I am hitting them well. It’s a matter of time that I will score big. But the problem is that we don’t have much time,” he concluded.