Born on March 20, 1989, Tamim Iqbal is a southpaw who packs as much punch as grace with his exhibition of strokes. Unarguably the greatest batsman produced by Bangladesh so far, he was instrumental in Bangladesh's win over India in the 2007 ICC World Cup. With over 8,000 runs in international cricket, he continues to be a central figure in Bangladesh's rise in world cricket. Tamim Iqbal has also been named as one of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack's four Cricketers of the Year and Wisden's Test Player of the Year. He was awarded with the accolade in 2011 making him only the second Bangladeshi player to achieve this prestigious feat. Iqbal is married to his childhood friend ad longtime sweetheart Ayesha Siddiqa in June 2013.