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Imrul Kayes

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm medium
Played for:
Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Invitation XI, Khulna Division, Sylhet Royals, Rangpur Riders, Bangladesh South Zone, Gazi Tank Cricketers, UCB-BCB Eleven
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
83
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Bangladesh
Born:
February 02, 1987, Meherpur, Kushtia

Profile

A left handed opening batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper, Imrul Kayes’ impressive performances in the 2007-08 National Cricket League and on the Academy tour of Sri Lanka saw him playing for the national team just one and half years after his array in domestic cricket.

Imrul's first few ODI appearances didn’t inspire much confidence but nevertheless Bangladesh decided to use him as an opener on the 2008 Test tour of South Africa. He had a forgettable debut mopping up scores of just 10 and 4 in his two innings and despite his failure to improve in consequent appearances, Bangladesh continued to persist with him in the longer format of the game though he was dropped from the ODI arena. But in early 2010, he was recalled in ODIs and since then has been a regular in the side. Playing as sheet anchor, he has proven an ideal foil for the belligerent Tamim Iqbal and the two in recent times have formed a successful partnership at the top of the order.

Kayes though still has a lot to improve going forward. At times, he has a tendency to get stuck at the crease while inconsistency remains his second biggest handicap. At present, the role of a grafter is working to his advantage but in present day ODIs where scores in excess of 300 have become a norm, Kayes’s big hitting abilities may come under scrutiny.


Fast Facts

  • With 486 runs at an average of 60.75, Imrul Kayes was the highest run getter in the 2007-08 Bangladesh National Cricket League
  • He became the first ever Bangladeshi to have scored an ODI century against New Zealand.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 17 34 689 0 20.26 46.96 1 1 115
ODI 49 49 1374 1 28.62 65.64 1 10 101
T20 4 4 24 0 6 64.86 0 0 22
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 17 2 12 8 0 0/1 / - 4 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 17 0 1
ODI 15 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2008-2014
 
ODI:
2008-2014
 
T20:
2010-2011
Test
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs South Africa at OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein - Nov 19, 2008
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Feb 04, 2014
ODI
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand - Oct 14, 2008
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 04, 2014
T20
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs Pakistan at Beausejour Cricket Ground, St Lucia - May 01, 2010
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Nov 29, 2011
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