Shadman Islam, the 23 years old left-handed batsman has made his debut on 30th November. He opens the batting for Bangladesh team in the second test against Windies.
But from the very beginning, he is almost looked alike as Tamim Iqbal. He has an almost similar stance, follow-through and overall batting style like the best opener of Bangladesh’s history Mr. Tamim Iqbal Khan.
People are getting crazy about it in social media. They are uploading Shadman Islam’s pic and giving captions mentioning him as Tamim. There is hardly any sign to differentiate them. Some people are calling him the lost brother of the Chattogram opener. They look like carbon copy when they wear the helmets.
However, his batting nature he is not like Tamim. Tamim Iqbal is very attacking and dangerous batsman who always wants to control and takes the charge where Shadman Islam is very calm and quiet as an opener as far as the first innings shows that.
He has played 42 first class matches where he bats in 67 innings. He scored more than 3000 runs in these matches at an average of 46.50. He has 7 tons and 16 half-centuries under his belt in first-class cricket. Moreover, this year’s domestic national league he has scored 721 runs in just 11 innings of 14 matches where he played for Dhaka Metro. He also played in U-19, Bangladesh A teams also. That means he has very much experiences in his pocket before he enters the international arena.
In the first test of his international career, he has got the maiden fifty. He scored 76 runs from 199 balls which show his temperament and his patience in the pitch. Most of the Bangladeshi batsmen do not have this. But for the test matches, it is the most wanted thing in this world. He could become the fourth Bangladeshi to score a hundred in a debut which he misses out. Let’s see if he can do it in the second innings.