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    How Good is Tamim?

    Really impressed by Tamim this year. He is the leading scorer in tests ahead of Amla. Admittedly he has played more innings than most other batsman but you can't argue too much with an average of 60 this year.

    I don't think we can say that after 18 test matches that he is world class yet but he would certainly be selected for many teams in the world.

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    Which teams do you think he would be selected for?
    How old will he be when he reaches his potential?
    Is he just a useful player or is he very good?

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    Any team would love to have such a player in their team. He's only 21 FFS! And he is already probably among the top 5 openers in the world.

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    Interesting. Right now, would happily put him well below Gambhir, Sehwag, Katich, Strauss, Smith, Gayle and even Cook. That only really puts him above Watling/Mcintosh/well you get the picture.

    Good form he's in but top 5? Not even close, for mine. Bashing a quick ton in a losing cause does nothing to change that either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Interesting. Right now, would happily put him well below Gambhir, Sehwag, Katich, Strauss, Smith, Gayle and even Cook. That only really puts him above Watling/Mcintosh/well you get the picture.

    Good form he's in but top 5? Not even close, for mine. Bashing a quick ton in a losing cause does nothing to change that either.
    On current form I wouldn't put him below Cook and Strauss, but yes I agree with other 5. Still among top 6. (I missed Smith tbh).

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    Which teams do you think he would be selected for? Bangladesh (lol), New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies.

    How old will he be when he reaches his potential? I would say in another 3 or 4 years. He will still be very young, but I don't see him as a player who peaks at the usual age, the kid is an awesome talent.

    Is he just a useful player or is he very good? He is a test class performer and one of the most exciting young batsman in the world.

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    he is just wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Which teams do you think he would be selected for? Bangladesh (lol), New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies.

    How old will he be when he reaches his potential? I would say in another 3 or 4 years. He will still be very young, but I don't see him as a player who peaks at the usual age, the kid is an awesome talent.

    Is he just a useful player or is he very good? He is a test class performer and one of the most exciting young batsman in the world.
    I don't think he'd get in our side ahead of Barath to be honest but no doubt he's a decent talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindieWeathers View Post
    I don't think he'd get in our side ahead of Barath to be honest but no doubt he's a decent talent.
    I think he would get in ahead of Barath. However failing that Barath, Tamim or even Gayle could bat at 3 with Sarwan and Chanderpaul to follow.

    Windie would you say the Windies have 6 batsman better than Tamim Iqbal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindieWeathers View Post
    I don't think he'd get in our side ahead of Barath to be honest but no doubt he's a decent talent.
    On current form he would IMO. Though obviously it would be a bit of a coin toss in who you pick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    On current form he would IMO. Though obviously it would be a bit of a coin toss in who you pick.
    Barath has been injured so yeah probably
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    Barath is decent but Tamim is a better talent imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Which teams do you think he would be selected for? Bangladesh (lol), New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies.

    How old will he be when he reaches his potential? I would say in another 3 or 4 years. He will still be very young, but I don't see him as a player who peaks at the usual age, the kid is an awesome talent.

    Is he just a useful player or is he very good? He is a test class performer and one of the most exciting young batsman in the world.
    Maybe SA also as companion to Smith, unless Peterson keeps the promise he's shown.

    And Australia if Watson wasn't any good with the ball (due respects to Hughes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Barath is decent but Tamim is a better talent imo.
    And what makes him better? Barath is younger and already has a ton to his name on his debut in Australia, Tamim of course has played a lot more games thus far but in terms of talent i can't see how he's better than Adrian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindieWeathers View Post
    And what makes him better? Barath is younger and already has a ton to his name on his debut in Australia, Tamim of course has played a lot more games thus far but in terms of talent i can't see how he's better than Adrian.
    Tamim just looks better on the crease, has a wide range of shots to go with the aggression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindieWeathers View Post
    And what makes him better? Barath is younger and already has a ton to his name on his debut in Australia, Tamim of course has played a lot more games thus far but in terms of talent i can't see how he's better than Adrian.
    Barath's only a year younger tbh and Tamim has 3 tons to his name I don't see how either of these contribute to a who is more talented argument in favor of Barath.

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