Tamim Iqbal: Bangladesh opener joins Essex Eagles for T20 Blast

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal has been capped 278 times by Bangladesh in all forms of the game

Essex Eagles have signed Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal for eight T20 Blast games.

Left-hander Tamim has scored 1,202 runs in 56 Twenty20 international appearances for Bangladesh at an average of 23.56.

The 28-year-old's only previous experience in English domestic cricket came in a five-game spell with Nottinghamshire in 2011.

He could make his Eagles debut when they play Kent at Beckenham on Sunday.

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