Let's get back to Islamkhan playing attributes. As we talked earlier, coaches in Kazakhstan were not interested in raising their own football players, didn't trust them "central axis", but Bauyrzhan plays as central forward, central midfielder, defending midfielder and left inside forward. On one hand, we can consider that coaches don't know where to place him on the pitch, but on the other hand, we understand that Islamkhan is a stronger link in FC Kairat and in the national team, removing which, will make you notably worse. Most of the actions of the team, despite having great players (Arshavin, Gohou, Isael, Zhukov, Ilichevic), are performed by Islamkan. His first decisive, distinctive feature is his skill to manage attack from open plays; he can pass the ball well, accurately and in time. In a match against FC Tobol, Bauyrzhan Islamkhan passed the ball 113 times, from which 102 were accurate. Whole team managed to acquire 639 passes, os Islamkhan's usage percentage was 17, 5 %. It's critically big number. On average, he has 71,6 passes this season with 84% accuracy. Comparing to Russian Football Premier League only a new FC Zenit signing, Leandro Paredes, has 74 passes per game with 89% accuracy. Certainly, we understand that these figures will begin to fall in a championship stronger, classier, but the skill of Islamkhan is undisputed. Also, we should note his skill to give a key pass (a pass that ends with a shot on goal). He gives 3 key passes per game. And Islamkhan does it all the time in his own manner: he receives the ball, moves forward, passes the ball, opens himself immediately to continue an open play and transfers the ball on a striker in one touch, lobbing defenders. On 31 March against FC Kaisar his assist was demonstrative. His was first on the rebound, accelerating and getting the ball before an aerial duel happened, transferred the ball in one touch to Gohou, who scored one –on – one situation.
Sometimes, FC Kairat's captain over holds the ball, plays with it alone. And he watches the ball much more than he needs, instead of looking at the pitch. It's, without doubt, a mistake, but this mistake is compelled one, because Islamkhan is a man to carry the ball forward on his own. His dribbling skills are the second distinctive feature. On average, he tries to dribble the ball past his opponent 6,5 times per game, and 70% of them are successful. So we have 4,5 successful dribbles per game. Againg, comparing to RFPL, there are only Wanderson (FC Krasnodar) shows 3,5 dribbles, 2,7 and 2,3 Golovin and Vitinho respectively (both – CSKA Moscow). On closer look, there is nothing extraordinary in his dribbling moves, he likes to knock the ball past his opponent, he is skilled enough to stop on time, and he creates space by these movements, which is an advantage. His most preferred move is a counter-move.
His easy and effective dribble is due to the fact that he picked football as main sports later. First sports he chose was taekwondo. As Islamkhan says, he began playing football accidently, after an injury during a practice fight. That's an example of sports diversification during sports talents' development instead of early specialization, which is the core of development in Russia, Kazakhstan and Russia entirely, without exception. His ease of movement and ability to control his own body differ him from the most of Kazakhstan Premier league players.