It will not be a wrong statement to say that Bangladesh is a team that can surprise any team on any given day. Irrespective of any format of cricket, they can outplay some of the top teams in the game. That is what they have done over the years. Bangladesh is improving the level of cricket every year.
And now they have become a good team that can defeat any side in the world. Since playing their first ever game against Zimbabwe in 2006, Bangladesh have played a total of 128+ international T20 games so far. And they have recited some extraordinary performances in some matches that are recorded in the cricket book.
But in this article, we will discuss the highest individual score by a Bangladeshi batter in T20 cricket.
3. Shakib Al Hasan (84 runs) against Pakistan at Pallekele
Shakib Al Hasan is Bangladesh’s best all-rounder in all three formats. He is the backbone of the team and has always performed exceptionally well over the years. He has scored the third highest score that came against Pakistan in the 2012 T20 World Cup. Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first. They started steadily but lost a couple of wickets in the middle. But Shakib was solid at the crease and kept scoring runs from his end.
The all-rounder helped his team reach a competitive total of 175/6 in 20 overs. He scored 84 runs off 54 balls with 11 fours and two maximums. However, Bangladesh were not able to defend the target and Pakistan chased it down in 18.4 overs. The Men in Green scored 178/2 courtesy of an innings of 72 off 36 by Imran Nazir.
2. Tamim Iqbal (88* runs) against West Indies at Mirpur
Tamim Iqbal is one of the best opening batters that Bangladesh has ever produced. The left-hander has many records for his country, batting at the top of the order. In T20I, he has the highest and second highest individual scores for his country. In a match against the West Indies at Mirpur, the Caribbean team won the toss and chose to bat first. They made 197/4 runs in 20 overs. Marlon Samuels made 85* off 43 balls to help his team reach near 200.
In reply, Bangladesh started well and added 47 runs for the first wicket in just 4.2 overs. But it was too big a target to chase and, despite losing only one wicket in the whole innings, they made 179/1 and lost the match by 18 runs. Tamim was unbeaten on 88* off 61 balls, with 10 fours and 2 sixes, while Mahmudullah made 68*.
1. Tamim Iqbal (103* runs) against Oman (Only century for Bangladesh in T20)
The only century for Bangladesh in T20 cricket is under the name of Tamim Iqbal. It came in the 2016 World Cup match against Oman at Dharamsala. It was the 12th match of the tournament. Oman won the toss and decided to bowl first. Bangladesh has a decent start and two good partnerships in the middle. As a result, they made 180/2 in their 20 overs. But it was the innings of Tamim Iqbal that helped them reach this target.
The left-hander scored an unbeaten century and made 103* off 63 balls with 10 fours and five sixes. But the game was interrupted due to rain and was reduced to a 12-over game. Oman was given a target of 119 runs in 12 overs. But they could only score 65 runs and lost 9 wickets, losing the game. Hence, Tamim Iqbal registered the only century for his country.
List of Highest Individual T20 Score for Bangladesh
|Tamim Iqbal||103*||63||10||5||Oman||Dharamsala||13 Mar 2016|
|Tamim Iqbal||88*||61||10||2||West Indies||Mirpur||10 Dec 2012|
|Shakib Al Hasan||84||54||11||2||Pakistan||Pallekele||25 Sep 2012|
|Litton Das||83||41||10||3||Ireland||Chittagong||29 Mar 2023|
|Tamim Iqbal||83*||58||6||3||Netherlands||Dharamsala||9 Mar 2016|
|Nazimuddin||81||50||8||5||Pakistan||Nairobi (Gym)||2 Sep 2007|
|Mohammad Naim||81||48||10||2||India||Nagpur||10 Nov 2019|
|Sabbir Rahman||80||54||10||3||Sri Lanka||Mirpur||28 Feb 2016|
|Sabbir Rahman||77||50||7||4||India||Colombo (RPS)||18 Mar 2018|
|Tamim Iqbal||74||44||6||4||West Indies||Lauderhill||4 Aug 2018|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||72*||35||5||4||Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)||10 Mar 2018|