Monday 22 August 2011 

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Tamim Iqbal

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Tamim Iqbal
Cricket World Player Of The Week - Tamim Iqbal
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Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week aferafter his return to form coincided with a two-game winning streak in Zimbabwe.

Iqbal hit 61 and 45 in the final two One-Day Internationals in Bulawayo as Bangladesh closed the five-match series with six-wicket and 93-run wins.

He scored 61 in 53 balls in the , putting behind him the memory of a farcical run out earlier in the series when he dropped his bat and had to dive for his crease hands-first, narrowly being caught short of his ground.

His innings in the opening game in Bulawayo included nine fours as Bangladesh managed to overcome a target of 200 with almost 15 overs to spare.

In the , Iqbal set Bangladesh's innings of 253 for six up with a knock of 45 in 65 deliveries, helping the team recover from the early departure of Imrul Kayes.

He hit five fours before in reply Zimbabwe were bowled out for 160 as Bangladesh ended the tour on a winning note having previously struggled.

Other contenders for the weekly award included Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Upul Tharanga, Lasith Malinga, Brett Lee and Xavier Doherty.

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