Tamim eager to learn more from McKenzie


Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal his looking forward to improving his prowess at the top of the order, under the tutelage of new Bangladesh batting consultant Neil McKenzie.

Former South African Test batsman McKenzie has succeeded Sri Lanan Thilan Samaraweera within the Bangladesh coaching staff.

Iqbal has been the mainstay of the Tigers’ order for several years – and his command was recently epitomised by two fine limited-overs centuries against the West Indies.

“Sometimes when you are going through a rough phase, a lot of negativity starts creeping into your head,” Tamim told Cricbuzz.

“At that point you can lose your focus and forget to concentrate on your own strength and areas that had helped you earn success earlier.

“You need someone to remind you during that lean phase about your areas of strength batting, so that you can make a turnaround and it can either come from within or from someone in the dressing room like Mckenzie.”

McKenzie will be available to Bangladesh until next year’s World Cup in the United Kingdom, but has this year’s Asia Cup toward the top of the agenda.

“I am personally excited to work with Neil. He has already said things that will make me five to 10 percent better,” concluded Iqbal.