ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Tamim Iqbal

Formerly the whipping boys of international cricket, Bangladesh have made great strides and harbour high hopes of reaching the latter stages of the World Cup for the first time. The Tigers have risen to eighth in the International Cricket Council one-day rankings and go into the tournament on the back of series victories over New Zealand, who they thrashed 4-0, and Zimbabwe. Each of those successes came on home soil and, as co-hosts, Bangladesh will undoubtedly benefit from their familiarity with sub-continental conditions. A quarter-final berth appears well within their reach, particularly if the mercurial Tamim Iqbal enjoys success at the top of the order.

Squad: Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Abdur Razzak, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Naeem Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Raqibul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Shahriar Nafees, Suhrawadi Shuvo.

Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Coach: Jamie Siddons

Key Man: Tamim Iqbal
Tamim is one of the most exciting young talents in the game and will relish the opportunity to shine on the biggest stage. A joy to watch when in full flow, the left-handed opener can alter the complexion of a game with his destructive hitting. England fans certainly need no reminder of his ability after his sterling performances against Andy Flower’s side in 2010.

World Cup Record
1975: Did not participate
1979: Did not participate
1983: Did not participate
1987: Did not participate
1992: Did not participate
1996: Did not participate
1999: 1st round
2003: 1st round
2007: Super Eights