Asia Cup 2023: Top 3 Players Who Can Replace Tamim Iqbal as Captain
Bangladesh's skipper and opener, Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of Asia Cup 2023 due to injury.
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The much-anticipated Asia Cup, co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, is set to unfold in the captivating ODI format from August 30 to September 17. The league stage will witness Bangladesh locking horns with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, igniting fierce competition.
However, before the tournament kicks off, significant development has captured the cricketing world's attention. Bangladesh's ODI captain, Tamim Iqbal, has been ruled out of the Asia Cup due to injury, thereby leaving a void in the team. Nevertheless, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) remains optimistic about Tamim's recovery for future series.
Tamim Iqbal's career has been nothing short of extraordinary, serving as a source of inspiration for aspiring cricketers. With 241 matches played, 239 innings, and an astounding 8313 runs scored at an average of 36.62, Tamim has etched his name in the annals of cricketing history. The numbers speak for themselves in the form of 56 half-centuries and 14 centuries, with the highest individual score of 158, reflecting his unyielding determination and skill. Therefore, as the Asia Cup approaches, the focus now shifts to finding the ideal replacements for the formidable Tamim Iqbal.
Let's have a look at the players who are the potential replacements for Tamim Iqbal-
1. Imrul Kayes:
With a career spanning 78 matches and 78 innings, Imrul Kayes has showcased his batting prowess with a total of 2434 runs at an average of 32.02. His consistent performances have been remarkable, and he boasts 16 half-centuries and four centuries, with a highest score of 144.
As Bangladesh seeks a dependable opening batter to step into the spotlight, Imrul Kayes emerges as a strong contender, capable of bolstering the team's batting lineup.