Bangladesh star Tamim Iqbal hopes Bengal Tigers can win this season's T10 League

Sport360 staff 14:37 24/10/2018
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Tamim Iqbal (second right) with Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Nabi and team staff

Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal hopes Bengal Tigers can emerge champions of the T10 League later this year after he was confirmed as the face of the franchise.

The 29-year-old, who unveiled the 2018 jersey with Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, believes the team has enough quality to reign supreme come December 2 at Sharjah Stadium.

“I am excited to be the face of Bengal Tigers and my wish is for them to bring the trophy back home,” he said.

Iqbal was speaking after he was announced as the brand ambassador of Danube Group. Their managing director Anis Sajan, who is offering his expertise to co-owners Rizwan Sajan and Neelesh Bhatnagar as Bengal Tigers’ team mentor, is thrilled to be associated with the Bangladeshi star.

“Much of Bangladesh’s success can be credited to his aggressive ways of batting and his pure skill and talent with the bat,” said Anis, who is also known as ‘Mr Cricket’ in the UAE.

“He is full of self-belief and gives his 100 percent on whatever he does. We always want to associate with someone who reflects the same quality as us. And we are confident that Tamim qualities resonate with our qualities. Tamim will be face of Bengal Tigers for the upcoming T10 cricket league.”

With last season’s skipper Sarfraz unavailable for the entire tournament due to the Pakistan Test series against New Zealand, Bengal Tigers have confirmed England wicketkeeper Sam Billings as their captain.

The team earlier roped in former New Zealand captain and current Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming as their head coach. The 45-year-old will have plenty of talent at his disposal with England opener Jason Roy, West Indies’ all-rounder Sunil Narine and Nabi among the players.

The T10 League will run from November 21 to December 2 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

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