Bangladesh Cricket Players
Nafees Iqbal is A young, crowd-pleasing opening batsman.
Nafees shot to prominence in the second warm-up match of England's inaugural tour in 2003-04.
After slapping a giddy century in Dhaka, he dismissed England's spinners as "ordinary", an assessment that attracted more column inches than the innings itself. Had he not been about to lead Bangladesh's U19 team in Pakistan, he might have had the opportunity to expand on that statement in the subsequent Test series.
Instead, he waited for a late summons to the one-day squad, and made his debut in front of his home fans in Chittagong.
His Test debut followed the following year, and in January 2005, he produced his maiden hundred, an invaluable matchsaving knock that secured Bangladesh their maiden series victory.