It can be argued that Mominul Haque has been one of the finest Test batsmen for Bangladesh but a real challenge awaits the Test specialist when he faces the formidable Caribbean pace attack at their home.
Mominul’s last ODI was at Melbourne Cricket Ground against Sri Lanka in the 2015 World Cup. There, he was out for one. But since then, he proved himself to be one of the most adept test players of the country.Bangladesh are to fly for West Indies today to play a full-length series including two Tests, three ODIs and three T20s where Bangladesh will face a world-class pace attack in a difficult seaming condition.
Caribbeans have a number of fast bowlers currently making their way back from injury, including Kemar Roach.
West Indian balanced pace attack exploited the frailties of Sri Lankan top order in recent times. The Caribbean pace attack spear-headed by Jason Holder and Shannon Gabriel showed what they are made of during the Sri Lanka series along with backup pacer Miguel Cummins.
But confident Mominul believes Bangladesh will easily handle Caribbean pace and bounce in upcoming Test series.
“I played in bouncy wickets many times and I proved I can play short ball. So I am not concerned with Cari-bbean pace attack and bouncy wicket,” Mominul told reporters on Friday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
“Our main focus is to adapt to the condition and wicket as soon as possible which can help us make West Indies tour a positive one,” He added.Mominul did not do very well in the short tour to the West Indies in September 2014. Later, Mominul Haque was not treated well in the last three years during the reign of former head coach Chandika Hathurusingha.
Recently he roared back in style during Bangladesh’s Test series against Sri Lanka and shunned his critics with phenomenal batting performance.
Away from the glitz and glamour of the international limited overs game Bangladesh cricket’s most unassuming player now once again has the entire spotlight on him as the nation pins its hopes on the pocket-sized rocket