Tamim Iqbal has been the mainstay of the Bangladesh batting line-up for a long time but his batting approach in ODIs especially in the early part of the innings has been under the scanner for quite a while.
Bangladesh ODI skipper wasn't very pleased when he was asked about his batting approach in the press conference ahead of Sri Lanka ODIs and requested the journalists not to ask him questions about it.
As of April, Tamim is the second slowest starter among openers in powerplays in the 50-over format and many believe he takes too much time to settle in. The 32-year old has to face questions about this every now and then.
"I have spoken a lot about my batting approach previously. I request you all not to ask me this question."
Tamim said in the press conference, "I have spoken a lot about my batting approach previously. I request you all not to ask me this question."
The southpaw is a vital cog in the wheel in the batting line-up and has to take the responsibility of giving a good start.
He averages 30 against Sri Lanka with only six 50+ scores from 23 innings and the skipper will definitely want to make amends. Bangladesh have never won a bilateral series against Sri Lanka and a lot will depend on how the skipper performs.