West Indies in Bangladesh 2012-13 November 28, 2012

Mominul Haque included in Bangladesh's ODI squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mominul Haque, a left-hand batsman, has been brought into Bangladesh's squad for the first two ODIs against West Indies as a replacement for the injured Shakib Al Hasan. The Bangladesh board announced their decision after the completion of the warm-up match between BCB XI and the West Indians in Khulna, where Mominul made 43.

Shakib was ruled out of the first two ODIs because of a stress reaction in his right tibia that caused a shin injury. He has another scan scheduled for December 1 and that will determine the length of his layoff.

"The team management had asked for a batsman to replace Shakib for the first two ODIs, so we picked Mominul," Bangladesh's chief selector Akram Khan said. "He has been batting well for the last one and a half years but I feel it will be wise not to have too many expectations of him because he is new. We will only want him to do things that a batsman does.

"We picked him from among the form batsman. He has been consistent for the A team, scoring runs in West Indies, and also has runs in first-class cricket at home."

Mominul is a middle-order batsman who has been a regular in the Bangladesh A team over the last two years after he graduated through age-group tournaments and spent a year at the National Cricket Academy. He made a pair of forties in the two practice matches for BCB XI against Bangladesh and the West Indians. He scored two centuries for Chittagong in this season's National Cricket League.

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  • Dummy4 on November 29, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    I agree with Ahmed Hussain. Selectors could call experienced Imrul Kayes or Shahriar Nafees with Enamul Jr. and definitely Nazmul Hossain. Abul, Anamul, Mominul and Gazi all are good prospects for BD but as my view selectors should give them more time to be more prepared.

  • Dummy4 on November 29, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    I'm not in favour of having far too many newcomers in the team I mean having Anamul, Mominul and Gazi will just make it look too inexperienced and lose the game with ease.

  • Dummy4 on November 29, 2012, 5:47 GMT

    In longer term, these 2 youngsters (Anamul & Mominul) will ultimately replace the 5 senior inconsistent performers - Shahriar Nafis, Nazimuddin, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique and Ashraful. Marshall Ayub, Asif Ahmed, Soummo Sarker, Shohag Gazi and Ziaur are also knocking at the door. Hence better to include them now.

  • Dummy4 on November 29, 2012, 5:23 GMT

    i think very good direction for Mr. akram khan. in this time very good player mominul.

    all the best Bangladesh team .

  • Hasib on November 29, 2012, 2:31 GMT

    Marshall Ayub is also a good player. Please don't include Anamul.. He seems to be over rated. He will have a strike rate of 30 and score 12 runs

  • Dummy4 on November 28, 2012, 19:39 GMT

    Bring Aftab back as an opener with Tamim Iqbal.

  • Dummy4 on November 28, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    Very good choice for Bangladesh. but what will batting order then.

  • associate cricket fan on November 28, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    now bangladeshi fans have an excuse to lose 5-0. The lost it because shakib didnt play. otherwise they would have thrashed windies by 150 runs in each game.They lost the test series 2-0 at home because bangladesh have 12 history, WI has 100 history.

  • Sami on November 28, 2012, 15:23 GMT

    Amazing the amount of talent that's coming through in Bangladesh now and it will only get better our future is clear :P

  • Ariful on November 28, 2012, 14:56 GMT

    not bad selection but i hoped to see zia for this seres. From the current squad i will made my xi by kept out naeem, abul and shafiul. But management will keep naeem in xi.

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