New Zealand in Bangladesh 2013-14 October 17, 2013

Mominul's chance to cement No 4 spot

Bangladesh have not had a much success in finding a batsman who thrives at No. 4. Mominul Haque has made a positive start in that position
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Over the last 13 years, Bangladesh have had to endure a paucity of runs from their No. 4 batsman in Tests. Their newest candidate for that position, Mominul Haque, has the opportunity to make it his own. After scoring his maiden century, Mominul is already Bangladesh's fourth-highest run scorer for that position, in only seven innings, and has the best average. He is of composed character, but coping with the expectations placed on him now will be as much of a test as the challenges of batting at No. 4.

The second half of his six-hour 181 in Chittagong was a fair indication of what Mominul can expect in the second Test, the rest of the winter and the foreseeable future. He had started quickly, feasting on freebies from Bruce Martin and Doug Bracewell to score Bangladesh's second quickest Test fifty. On the third morning, Mominul had continued to bat in similar rhythm, reaching a century off 98 balls with his 18th boundary.

That's when he stopped scoring freely, not abruptly but he began to limit shots. The cover and square drives, the sweeps and quickly driven singles were put away. He used the nudge and push, and the primarily defensive prods that brought him singles. Whether the New Zealand bowlers finally got it right or whether Mominul batted cautiously, he scored 50 off his next 98 deliveries. He slowed down further as his captain Mushfiqur Rahim dominated, and by the time the partnership was broken, Mominul had a strike-rate of 66.05.

He said later that the bowlers had probably figured out his strengths and bowled accordingly, but there was no obvious change in the modus operandi of Trent Boult and Bracewell. Even as he slowed his pace, however, Mominul showed he was comfortable with grinding down an attack.

Even if he did feel as though the bowlers were getting on top, Mominul has few reasons to worry. Bowlers are supposed to dominate periods of a Test and batsmen are supposed have the good sense to try and see them off. Pride must be swallowed.

Mominul remained confident between 100 and 181. He was happy to give the strike to Shakib Al Hasan or Mushfiqur, free-scoring batsmen who were fresh at the crease. Mominul's score is the highest by a Bangladesh batsman at home, and the third highest overall. It was also only the third hundred at No. 4 for Bangladesh.

Mominul will need to use that temperament in order to have more success than his predecessors at No. 4. Mahmudullah batted there in Zimbabwe before him, and before them Naeem Islam looked like a good fit but he was careless and got injured. If Naeem or any other batsmen have hopes of displacing Mominul, it is not a far-fetched ambition, because Bangladesh batsmen have not held down the spot with conviction.

Mohammad Ashraful has the most runs at No. 4 for Bangladesh, but his 691 runs have come at an average of 15.70. Of the 47 batsmen who have batted at least 40 innings at No. 4, Ashraful's aggregate and average are the lowest. Aminul Islam lasted two years before Ashraful took over; Rajin Saleh was only slightly better, from 2003 to 2008. He was the last batsman to get more than six innings there, after which ten more batsmen were tried.

Mominul has made the sort of start that will make Bangladesh believe they have unearthed a successful No. 4, but he has only begun. After his century, Mominul told a journalist in Chittagong that he had celebrated only because, "It wouldn't look good if there was no celebration". It is his wish to remain in the background. Bangladesh can do without the flash and bluster at No. 4; they will settle for runs.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • kiwicricketnut on October 20, 2013, 2:19 GMT

    @ abcdef_12345 you might be right but the measure of a world class team is being able to win test matches abroad in all conditions, as poor as nz have been of late, while im not 100% sure i think nz has won tests in every other test playing nation, i think bangladesh are a long way from doing that, i have no doubt you will get there but just being good in the sub-continent is only half the job so maybe a decade or two isn't so far off the mark before you beat england in england, australia in australia, south africa in south africa, new zealand in new zealand, when you have done this you will get nothing but respect from the cricketing world, you reckon 5 years, maybe in 5 years you will be a force in india, srilanka, west indies and pakistan which are simalar conditions to your own but your a wee way off beating the others at home.

  • tauhid_aks on October 19, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    I agree Anamul has a poor footwork, but Marshall did show good promise. He can defend solidly and drive pitched up deliveries (all Anamul knows is back foot cover driving). As a result I qould like to continue with Marshall and give him more opportunities. But Naeem, too deserves a chance, so we can let Marshall open with Tamim and get Mominul at 3 and Naeem at 4. I believe this will help us more, as Tamim knows he has a partner at the other end who can defend at least, and he can play his natural game.

  • bdsmaruf on October 19, 2013, 8:02 GMT

    tamim, naeem/anamul, marshall, mominul, sakib, mushi, nasir, gazi,razzak, robiul, alamin.

  • British_North_America on October 19, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    kiwicricketnut We do not need decades to form a world class team.We only need 5 more years.

  • Shahriar_Peash on October 19, 2013, 4:04 GMT

    Some people start to create pressure on mominul.may mominul is a good performer.but we must remind it,an over presser can make a performer unconsistance.so we may look after the next some match,specialy next Dhaka test.it may fine tunning our doubt.hope mominul will rewarded us another time with a match winning batting.may allah bless him,bless on Bangladesh Cricket.

  • on October 19, 2013, 1:07 GMT

    Honestly, Mominul should just stay at 4. He needs to be handled carefully as he is a really good talent. I suggest picking Naeem Islam for second test in the third position or he can open with Tamim and Anamul can play in his strong position of No.3.... With Marshall Ayub already tried, I suggest it will be a no-brainer for the team management to try this...

    1. Tamim 2.Anamul/Naeem 3.Naeem/Anamul 4.Mominul 5. Mushy 6. Shakib 7. Nasir 8. Mahmud/Rubel 9. Gazi 10.Razzak 11. Robiul

    If Rubel is selected, it will be a no-brainer to make Gazi bat at 8... Just wanted to state that so my fellow mates didn't start arguing again :D

  • kiwicricketnut on October 19, 2013, 0:57 GMT

    Well i'd definatly like to see bangladesh produce world class players, hopefully mominul will be one, world cricket needs to grow or runs the risk of going stale, i'd also like to see ireland given the same oppotunity as bangladesh and zimbabwe and grow the game, out of all the so called "minnows" and i include nz in that mix, bangladesh has the most potential to be a power house of the international scene, it might be a few decades away but with the player base they have and the country is clearly cricket mad they will definately produce world class players soon enough, they have improved alot over the last decade and as long as that continues more and more of their players will make an impact on the international stage, lets hope mominul is one of them.

  • SomeoneStoleMyLungi on October 19, 2013, 0:07 GMT

    Mominul Haque's future isn't batting at no. 4, it is at no. 3. I'll see how Marshall Ayub goes at no. 3 but if he doesn't get going then i can see Mominul plugging the massive hole for Bangladesh at #3. Momin ultimately opened the innings when he made his 181 and showed he can change the course of the game, which he did. Those qualities are for a batsmen at #3. Yes people might be thinking "then who will bat at no. 4?". There is a guy who is waiting in the wings that has proven he can perform for Bangladesh. His name of Naeem Islam. Naeem Islam made a century in his comeback test match against WI. After that he has performed well in Bangladesh first class comp, list A matches and has shown his qualities in the recent tour of England. He clearly derserves a shot in the test team and i have no doubt that Mominul at #3 and Naeem at #4 will be a game changer for Bangladesh. If they can find a quality opener to partner Tamim then they will definitely go leap and bounds.

  • SomeoneStoleMyLungi on October 18, 2013, 23:51 GMT

    Anamul Haque and Mominul Haque were brought into the national team around the same time. Anamul was said to be a future superstar as he was the highest run scorer in the U19 World Cup and dominated Bangladesh's domestic comp, whereas there wasn't as much hype about Mominul. But when i watched both of them play i knew Mominul was going to be a much better player than Anamul. And its proving to be true. Anamul has atrocious footwork whereas Mominul is a graceful batsmen with good technique and footwork. In my opinion Mominul will be a mainstay in the Bangladesh test team for years to come.

  • QTS_ on October 18, 2013, 21:45 GMT

    @Warm_Coffee: I made the same observation about the BD team of mid-2010, where Shakib, Tamim and Mushfique had cemented their places and Imrul and Roqibul had been lingering for more than a year. I predicted that the core of the team lay in those players who survived for so long, and that the core would be able to make the team competitive in the future. Although Imrul and Roqibul did not last till today, there still is a solid core consisting of the Shakib and Tamim (debuts in 2006), Mushfique (regular from 2007), Razzak (debut in 2004) and Mashrafe (debut in 2001, punctuated with many breaks). And compared to mid-2010, BD team has become more competitive, as testified by ODI results.

    Two years from now, the core might become even better, adding Nasir and Mominul (maybe Mahmudullah or Gazi as well) to the above players, who are not close to retirement - except Mashrafe, which points to the perennial fast-bowling problem.

    If half-decent, robust fast bowlers are produced, then yes.

  • kiwicricketnut on October 20, 2013, 2:19 GMT

    @ abcdef_12345 you might be right but the measure of a world class team is being able to win test matches abroad in all conditions, as poor as nz have been of late, while im not 100% sure i think nz has won tests in every other test playing nation, i think bangladesh are a long way from doing that, i have no doubt you will get there but just being good in the sub-continent is only half the job so maybe a decade or two isn't so far off the mark before you beat england in england, australia in australia, south africa in south africa, new zealand in new zealand, when you have done this you will get nothing but respect from the cricketing world, you reckon 5 years, maybe in 5 years you will be a force in india, srilanka, west indies and pakistan which are simalar conditions to your own but your a wee way off beating the others at home.

  • tauhid_aks on October 19, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    I agree Anamul has a poor footwork, but Marshall did show good promise. He can defend solidly and drive pitched up deliveries (all Anamul knows is back foot cover driving). As a result I qould like to continue with Marshall and give him more opportunities. But Naeem, too deserves a chance, so we can let Marshall open with Tamim and get Mominul at 3 and Naeem at 4. I believe this will help us more, as Tamim knows he has a partner at the other end who can defend at least, and he can play his natural game.

  • bdsmaruf on October 19, 2013, 8:02 GMT

    tamim, naeem/anamul, marshall, mominul, sakib, mushi, nasir, gazi,razzak, robiul, alamin.

  • British_North_America on October 19, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    kiwicricketnut We do not need decades to form a world class team.We only need 5 more years.

  • Shahriar_Peash on October 19, 2013, 4:04 GMT

    Some people start to create pressure on mominul.may mominul is a good performer.but we must remind it,an over presser can make a performer unconsistance.so we may look after the next some match,specialy next Dhaka test.it may fine tunning our doubt.hope mominul will rewarded us another time with a match winning batting.may allah bless him,bless on Bangladesh Cricket.

  • on October 19, 2013, 1:07 GMT

    Honestly, Mominul should just stay at 4. He needs to be handled carefully as he is a really good talent. I suggest picking Naeem Islam for second test in the third position or he can open with Tamim and Anamul can play in his strong position of No.3.... With Marshall Ayub already tried, I suggest it will be a no-brainer for the team management to try this...

    1. Tamim 2.Anamul/Naeem 3.Naeem/Anamul 4.Mominul 5. Mushy 6. Shakib 7. Nasir 8. Mahmud/Rubel 9. Gazi 10.Razzak 11. Robiul

    If Rubel is selected, it will be a no-brainer to make Gazi bat at 8... Just wanted to state that so my fellow mates didn't start arguing again :D

  • kiwicricketnut on October 19, 2013, 0:57 GMT

    Well i'd definatly like to see bangladesh produce world class players, hopefully mominul will be one, world cricket needs to grow or runs the risk of going stale, i'd also like to see ireland given the same oppotunity as bangladesh and zimbabwe and grow the game, out of all the so called "minnows" and i include nz in that mix, bangladesh has the most potential to be a power house of the international scene, it might be a few decades away but with the player base they have and the country is clearly cricket mad they will definately produce world class players soon enough, they have improved alot over the last decade and as long as that continues more and more of their players will make an impact on the international stage, lets hope mominul is one of them.

  • SomeoneStoleMyLungi on October 19, 2013, 0:07 GMT

    Mominul Haque's future isn't batting at no. 4, it is at no. 3. I'll see how Marshall Ayub goes at no. 3 but if he doesn't get going then i can see Mominul plugging the massive hole for Bangladesh at #3. Momin ultimately opened the innings when he made his 181 and showed he can change the course of the game, which he did. Those qualities are for a batsmen at #3. Yes people might be thinking "then who will bat at no. 4?". There is a guy who is waiting in the wings that has proven he can perform for Bangladesh. His name of Naeem Islam. Naeem Islam made a century in his comeback test match against WI. After that he has performed well in Bangladesh first class comp, list A matches and has shown his qualities in the recent tour of England. He clearly derserves a shot in the test team and i have no doubt that Mominul at #3 and Naeem at #4 will be a game changer for Bangladesh. If they can find a quality opener to partner Tamim then they will definitely go leap and bounds.

  • SomeoneStoleMyLungi on October 18, 2013, 23:51 GMT

    Anamul Haque and Mominul Haque were brought into the national team around the same time. Anamul was said to be a future superstar as he was the highest run scorer in the U19 World Cup and dominated Bangladesh's domestic comp, whereas there wasn't as much hype about Mominul. But when i watched both of them play i knew Mominul was going to be a much better player than Anamul. And its proving to be true. Anamul has atrocious footwork whereas Mominul is a graceful batsmen with good technique and footwork. In my opinion Mominul will be a mainstay in the Bangladesh test team for years to come.

  • QTS_ on October 18, 2013, 21:45 GMT

    @Warm_Coffee: I made the same observation about the BD team of mid-2010, where Shakib, Tamim and Mushfique had cemented their places and Imrul and Roqibul had been lingering for more than a year. I predicted that the core of the team lay in those players who survived for so long, and that the core would be able to make the team competitive in the future. Although Imrul and Roqibul did not last till today, there still is a solid core consisting of the Shakib and Tamim (debuts in 2006), Mushfique (regular from 2007), Razzak (debut in 2004) and Mashrafe (debut in 2001, punctuated with many breaks). And compared to mid-2010, BD team has become more competitive, as testified by ODI results.

    Two years from now, the core might become even better, adding Nasir and Mominul (maybe Mahmudullah or Gazi as well) to the above players, who are not close to retirement - except Mashrafe, which points to the perennial fast-bowling problem.

    If half-decent, robust fast bowlers are produced, then yes.

  • bdsmaruf on October 18, 2013, 17:22 GMT

    I agree with tisra. praise his inings but don't judge him with that innings. he is bright player, let him play.

  • Captainman on October 18, 2013, 8:12 GMT

    Its weird! Gazi had a dream game an unbeaten 100 plus 5 wicket haul also includes a hat-trick and the broadcaster was ironically Gazi Tv hehehe

  • Warm_Coffee on October 18, 2013, 8:10 GMT

    Mominul is only 22 years old who can also bowl a bit and is a very good fielder. Anamul Hauque is only 20 years old and wicket-keeper, Nasir 21 years old and Gazi only 22 as well. Add them with the experienced players like Rahim, Tamim and Shakib who are still young themselves 25, 24 and 26 years of age respectively. The future is clear and precise. The team is also the youngest out of all the major teams but still inexperienced. Bangladesh Cricket is certainly on the up and with more recent retirements like Dilshan and soon Sachin, the competitiveness between Bangladesh and the other teams is getting narrower and narrower. So good luck worried fans about Bangladesh Cricket, we're here to say for good and you can cry and argue all you want :)"

  • tisra on October 18, 2013, 8:10 GMT

    Mominul played one gem of a innings and everyone jumps to label him best batsman etc, he fails one match the opposite will happen as well (remember his torrid Zimbabwe tour). Lets praise his innings, don't judge him yet. He will make a name for himself if he continues to perform. Let's not spoil him.

  • i_golam on October 18, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    Mominul is one of the best batsman in the team BD ! Very technical and calm !! Because of his height he has actually adapted himself with various position to play different stroke & its look great ! He is always busy while he batting , he runs first & can play all the stroke you name & very quick on both front & back foot !! I think he is a BIG find for BD & he has allready proved it ! Now when the team BD is in such a good balance without a appropriate oppener beside Tamim .... think what they can do when they find one ? The future of Bangladesh cricket is realy looking good & soon to be rewarded & recognized by the entire cricket world !!!

  • on October 18, 2013, 5:13 GMT

    Best wishes for Mominul...........................

  • rydwan78 on October 18, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    The match will be streaming on Gazi tv and willow tv. Unfortunately, Willow stops streaming BD match when there is a Indian's match.

  • Lermy on October 18, 2013, 4:25 GMT

    Mominul, try batting against a real test attack. NZ attack is weakest in world cricket, especially on sub continent. If you don't score 200 against them every time, there's something wrong with you!

  • on October 18, 2013, 4:21 GMT

    Mr DarindaUK.....the match was telecasted on GTV in bangladesh, also on BTV....dont know whether u can watch them where u live....GTV means Gazi TV..

  • ashok1982 on October 18, 2013, 4:12 GMT

    Mominul is a rare talent in Bangladesh cricket. He needs to be nurtured and given enough chance to learn and become a stable batsman. All the Best kid....

  • on October 18, 2013, 3:42 GMT

    I think Mominul plays best when he does it naturally. He has good temperament and now needs a bit of luck to be a success !

  • on October 18, 2013, 3:12 GMT

    Thanks Isam for great findings. In sha Allah, Mominul will steady this position and Bangladesh will do better in future. Hope for the best.

  • Mazir on October 18, 2013, 0:37 GMT

    he was bit unlucky how he was dismissed in 181...all the credits goes to S. Ravi

    if there was bruce oxenford than the senario could be different !

    Bangladesh badly need DRS & no noob umpire standing thier debut match

  • jb633 on October 17, 2013, 21:54 GMT

    The lad batted well, the pitch was a highway though. BD and NZ produce the worst pitches in world cricket runs scored here have to be looked at in context. The tracks in BD give no assistance to anyone so I think if bowler wins a game there we can maybe talk about the next big thing. For batsmen however it's like shelling peas. Even Peter Fulton made runs in NZ and BD and he is woeful.

  • ThyrSaadam on October 17, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    @Suhag Chowdhury this one ranks much higher that Srinivasan claiming he is innocent. 1 innings vs 198 test matches and the next Tendulkar is born? You may want to ask Alistair Cook if he has any comments, ir perhaps Amla, or perhaps Kohli?

  • TheRisingTeam on October 17, 2013, 16:33 GMT

    Mominul is a talented and an intelligent cricketer and I'm sure he will have a successful International career providing he continues to develop his skills and also knows how to bat on wickets with grass and bounce and with that talent he possesses, I'm sure he will succeed in all pitches and conditions. His recent tours to England and Zimbabwe weren't that great but I'm sure he realises how much of a challenge it is at the highest level and if has ambitions to thrive still then that's fantastic for him. But Bangladesh still have problems with the other 2 batting positions - number 2 & 3. Ideally we want to see another youngster Anamul Haque bat at 3 since that's his natural position but because there isn't a perfect partner for Tamim, these positions will yet remain a problem.

  • on October 17, 2013, 16:28 GMT

    I think you should try to watch online streaming live cricket.

  • Samudro2106 on October 17, 2013, 16:24 GMT

    Before the the match, Mominul's place in the team was not guaranteed as he had competition with others. But even before this test, his performance in tests was pretty decent and good enough to assure his place keeping the " no.4" problem in mind. Somehow there's a tendency to forget test performances as we play tests after a while. So, I'd like to see more emphasis given on intl. performances rather than domestic results. Mominul looks certainly a one for the future and team management should stick with him for a while and give him the necessary confidence to be a success at the top level. Good luck,Mominul.

  • on October 17, 2013, 16:17 GMT

    This is the third generation cricketers. They are the future for BD cricket like Bijoy, Momimul and Marshal Ayub. I think they are strong enough both in Mentally and with their skills. Before getting into National team they had good long experiences in playing at different levels .

  • SaroarIslam on October 17, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    Lets hope for the best. .Mominul is a good prospect for us. .need to nursing him very carefuly. .bright future ahead for BD. .just need proper guideline. .young blood will give us bright future. .we can belive on sohag,gazi,nasir,anamul,marshal. .hope in near future we can relay on them along with shakib,tamim,musfiq,riad,raz,mash

  • Fogu on October 17, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    Mominul has shown good temperament to play test matches but we need not get carried way. He should be given a long run at this position so that gets used to all batting conditions. He does not lack conficence which is a good sign. Another good sign is that he is very humble. All signs point to the making of a good test cricketer but it is too early yet. Let's pray for a successful career for Mominul. Now only if we can get our number 2 & 3 position sorted out. Go Tigers!

  • DarindaUK on October 17, 2013, 14:19 GMT

    Dear Bangladeshi fans, please don't start making Mominul like anyone else, let him prove himself, he will make his own name. Let us pray that BD can have a place in the Test Arena, which you know lot of people feel they don't deserve to be there. I don't blame them, purely based on BD's performance. Lets see if we can move away from this and improve in the Test Arena.

    Does anyone know if the next test is televised at all in any country. Is is televised in Bangladesh? If, which Channel?

  • on October 17, 2013, 12:52 GMT

    Mominul has a bright future. Now need to proper guide line from the cricket board. There is a lot of talented cricketer produced by Bangladesh such as Aftab, Ashraful, Alok kopali, Shahriar Nafis et. But most of them have lost there way due to lack of handling pressure, improper guidelines, carelessness of the cricketer etc. No doubt about there talent. I wish Mominul will not the same fate of the above.

  • tauhid_aks on October 17, 2013, 12:33 GMT

    Second highest average for Bangladeshi no. 4 is, hold your breath, Shahadat Hossain! Wow! On another note, Mominul is a very good player and hope he performs, but just because he is short does not make him little master. We do not want him to be another Ashraful, too much expectations, too little gains. I hope the first comment is removed before Mominul sees this.

  • Sarfin on October 17, 2013, 11:04 GMT

    @Suhag Chowdhury, don't get carried away. This sort of innings are not rare in world cricket. Limit your expectation

  • on October 17, 2013, 10:24 GMT

    Next Tendulkar is born Mr. Mominul has made the sort of start that will make Bangladesh believe that we have unearthed a successful No. 4,

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  • on October 17, 2013, 10:24 GMT

    Next Tendulkar is born Mr. Mominul has made the sort of start that will make Bangladesh believe that we have unearthed a successful No. 4,

  • Sarfin on October 17, 2013, 11:04 GMT

    @Suhag Chowdhury, don't get carried away. This sort of innings are not rare in world cricket. Limit your expectation

  • tauhid_aks on October 17, 2013, 12:33 GMT

    Second highest average for Bangladeshi no. 4 is, hold your breath, Shahadat Hossain! Wow! On another note, Mominul is a very good player and hope he performs, but just because he is short does not make him little master. We do not want him to be another Ashraful, too much expectations, too little gains. I hope the first comment is removed before Mominul sees this.

  • on October 17, 2013, 12:52 GMT

    Mominul has a bright future. Now need to proper guide line from the cricket board. There is a lot of talented cricketer produced by Bangladesh such as Aftab, Ashraful, Alok kopali, Shahriar Nafis et. But most of them have lost there way due to lack of handling pressure, improper guidelines, carelessness of the cricketer etc. No doubt about there talent. I wish Mominul will not the same fate of the above.

  • DarindaUK on October 17, 2013, 14:19 GMT

    Dear Bangladeshi fans, please don't start making Mominul like anyone else, let him prove himself, he will make his own name. Let us pray that BD can have a place in the Test Arena, which you know lot of people feel they don't deserve to be there. I don't blame them, purely based on BD's performance. Lets see if we can move away from this and improve in the Test Arena.

    Does anyone know if the next test is televised at all in any country. Is is televised in Bangladesh? If, which Channel?

  • Fogu on October 17, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    Mominul has shown good temperament to play test matches but we need not get carried way. He should be given a long run at this position so that gets used to all batting conditions. He does not lack conficence which is a good sign. Another good sign is that he is very humble. All signs point to the making of a good test cricketer but it is too early yet. Let's pray for a successful career for Mominul. Now only if we can get our number 2 & 3 position sorted out. Go Tigers!

  • SaroarIslam on October 17, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    Lets hope for the best. .Mominul is a good prospect for us. .need to nursing him very carefuly. .bright future ahead for BD. .just need proper guideline. .young blood will give us bright future. .we can belive on sohag,gazi,nasir,anamul,marshal. .hope in near future we can relay on them along with shakib,tamim,musfiq,riad,raz,mash

  • on October 17, 2013, 16:17 GMT

    This is the third generation cricketers. They are the future for BD cricket like Bijoy, Momimul and Marshal Ayub. I think they are strong enough both in Mentally and with their skills. Before getting into National team they had good long experiences in playing at different levels .

  • Samudro2106 on October 17, 2013, 16:24 GMT

    Before the the match, Mominul's place in the team was not guaranteed as he had competition with others. But even before this test, his performance in tests was pretty decent and good enough to assure his place keeping the " no.4" problem in mind. Somehow there's a tendency to forget test performances as we play tests after a while. So, I'd like to see more emphasis given on intl. performances rather than domestic results. Mominul looks certainly a one for the future and team management should stick with him for a while and give him the necessary confidence to be a success at the top level. Good luck,Mominul.

  • on October 17, 2013, 16:28 GMT

    I think you should try to watch online streaming live cricket.