Monday 26 March 2012 

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 opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after his run of consistent performances at the top of the order helped his side reach the Asia Cup final.

The left-hander's impressive run of form saw him reach half-centuries in all four of Bangladesh's matches in the tournament before they fell agonisingly short, beaten by two runs in the final by Pakistan.

With scores of 64 against Pakistan and 70 behind him, Tamim hit 59 in 57 balls against Sri Lanka as the home side booked their place in the final.

His innings included nine fours and in the final itself, he hit 60 in 68 balls to get the run chase off to a good start before things went awry later on.

He finished the tournament with 253 runs at an average of 63.25.

Other contenders for the weekly award were West Indians Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy, Australia's Brett Lee and Pakistan's Aizaz Cheema.

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