No international Test side has a chance on tour without a solid opener. And Bangladesh have found one in Tamim Iqbal, whose average trajectory has started to shoot up this year. Seven of his ten highest scores have been made this year, and we’re only at the end of May. In 2008, when he made his debut, he averaged 24; in 2009, 35; in 2010, a whopping 60.
And he’s not even 22 years old yet. Damn him!