Haque Stay Positive Despite Bangladesh’s Poor Record
Mominul Haque has stated that he is not concerned about Bangladesh’s dismal record in New Zealand and is instead focused on getting the two-Test series off to a good start. Bangladesh has played nine Tests in New Zealand and has lost all of them.
“It’s pointless to dwell on our prior performance because dwelling on it will get you nowhere,” he began. “Rather than dwelling on the past, I am looking forward to a strong start in the New Year, because a strong start increases the likelihood of success in succeeding challenges.
“I know we haven’t done well in New Zealand, but it is best to be optimistic if we want to do well in the present. We usually win when we play well as a team, regardless of where we are playing. If we don’t combine, I don’t think we can get a good result. I think even if someone scores a hundred or a double-hundred, we need bowlers to take the 20 wickets. Everyone has to chip in, for us to do well. New Zealand is always challenging for us, especially their pace attack. We know it well.”
Excited to See how the Pace bowlers perform
Mominul acknowledged he’s particularly excited to see how the pace bowlers perform in helpful conditions. “Taskin, Ebadot, Rahi, and Shoriful have done well recently. We also have Khaled and Shohidul. So we have a number of pace bowlers in our side. I am excited to see them do well, especially after how they have improved over the last 12 months,” he said.
“I think the wicket will be good for batting while there will be something for the bowlers as well. The first one and a half hours will be testing and that has always been the case here and if we can handle that successfully it will be easy to bat on.”
With Tamim Iqbal’s unavailability, Bangladesh have been forced to look for a new opening combination. The prospect of Mahmudul Hasan, according to Mominul, is bright. “Our No. 1 opener Tamim is missing. He is one of the best openers in the world. So we are trying to replace him in this series,” he said.