Despite being humbled in all the three Test matches since taking over Bangladesh captaincy, Mominul Haque is upbeat going into the one-off Test against Zimbabwe at home. Bangladesh have lost five out of the last six Tests by an innings margin, with the last one coming against Pakistan where the hosts thrashed them by an innings and 44 runs.
Mominul further added that the team has no excuse for their batting misery as they need to sort out things as quickly as they have not been able to produce winning results for quite some time now.
We are going through a bad patch: Mominul Haque
No batsman from Bangladesh team could show true character and temperament for Test cricket in recent past.
So much so that Bangladesh batsmen are without a single individual century in their last four Test matches. Speaking of the same, Mominul stated that someone will soon score 100, 200 or 300.
Mominul has captained Bangladesh in three Test matches so far and has lost all three of them. The left-hander, who is generally a fluent run-scorer for Bangladesh in red-ball cricket, has failed to make a mark with the bat as well since he has taken over as captain.
“To be honest, not having a hundred in the recent matches means that you are performing below-par. We are going through a bad patch as a team. Almighty willing, we are working on overcoming this. I am giving my word that someone from the team will play big innings, will score 100, 200 or 300,” Mominul Haque.
Mominul Haque wants to spend quality time at the crease:
Mominul insists he doesn’t think about the captaincy when he goes out there to bat. He only focuses on the ball while he is batting. And he has been getting starts with the bat; it’s just that he has not been able to convert those starts to big scores.
“When I am batting I only see the ball from the bowlers. That’s all that matters to me when I am batting. I think I am getting out every time after getting set,” Mominul added.