Mominul Haque

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Mominul Haque
Mominul Haque (2) (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Mominul Haque
Born (1991-09-29) 29 September 1991 (age 26)
Cox's Bazar, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh
Nickname Showrabh
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Batting Left-hand bat
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
Role Middle-order Batsman, Top-order Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 67) 8 March 2013 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 31 January 2018 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 104) 30 November 2012 v West Indies
Last ODI 26 February 2015 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 68
T20I debut (cap 34) 10 December 2012 v West Indies
Last T20I 1 April 2014 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–2009 Dhaka Division
2009–present Chittagong Division
2012 Barisal Burners
2013 Sylhet Royals
2015–present Sylhet Super Stars
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 26 26 65 88
Runs scored 2121 543 4428 2310
Batting average 48.20 23.60 42.99 28.87
100s/50s 6/12 0/3 10/26 10/14
Top score 181 60 239 129
Balls bowled 403 216 1348 1237
Wickets 4 7 10 30
Bowling average 63.00 25.00 84.40 33.40
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/14 2/13 2/43 3/29
Catches/stumpings 12/– 4/– 47/– 25/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 7 December 2016

Mominul Haque (born 29 September 1991) is a Bangladeshi cricketer who plays for Dhaka Division. He is a permanent member of Bangladeshi's Test squad and has the highest average in tests for a Bangladeshi player. He is the only Bangladeshi to score eleven consecutive fifty plus scored in Test history and the only Bangladeshi to score hundreds in both innings of a test match.

Domestic career

He plays for Sylhet Royals in the Bangladesh Premier League. Haque made his first-class debut during the 2008–09 season, against Chittagong Division. From the middle order, he scored 22 runs in the first innings in which he batted, and 2 not out in the second. Haque bowled four overs during the match, which finished as a draw as there was no play in the game's first two days.

During the Bangladesh Premier League, 2012, he won the Man of the Match award for scoring 53* off 28 balls for his team Barisal Burners against the Khulna Royal Bengals to guide his team to a 4 wicket victory,[1]

In 2013–14 He along with Roshen Silva set the highest 4th wicket partnership in List A history of 276 runs.[2]

Mominul captained Bangladesh A team for the tour of India in late September 2015. It was his first tour abroad as a captain.[3]

International career

He made his test debut against Sri Lanka on 8 March 2013 at Galle, Sri Lanka. He scored a half century on his debut and ended up scoring 156 runs in 3 innings at an impressive average of 52.00 in his maiden test series.

He made his first century in a Test match against New Zealand in Chittagong in 2013, off just 100 balls. In the second Test of the series, Mominul scored another century, which was also a not out innings. With this feat, Mominul became only the second Bangladesh batsman after Tamim Iqbal to hit centuries in two consecutive Tests.[4]

After a mammoth loss against Sri Lanka by an innings at home, Bangladesh came back strongly in the second Test courtesy of Mominul's hundred. Sri Lanka poster 587 runs for the first innings with the help of Sangakkara's triple century, Bangladesh scored 271 for reply, where Mominul again scored an unbeaten 100. It was his second Test century at the ZAC Stadium, Chittagong and the match was drawn at the end.[5]

Against Zimbabwe on 15 November 2014, Mominul scored his fourth Test century, which is his third at ZAC Stadium to post 443 for Zimbabweans to chase. In this match, Bangladesh also scored 300-plus in both innings of the match, a first for Bangladesh in Test history as well. With his continuous form, Mominul joined the elite club of Everton Weekes, Alec Stewart, Matthew Hayden, Jacques Kallis, Simon Katich and Kumar Sangakkara as batsmen with 50-plus scores in nine consecutive Tests. He has also become the fourth batsman after Weekes, Sunil Gavaskar and Mark Taylor to score 50-plus eleven times in his first 12 Tests.[6] Bangladesh comfortably won the match by 186 runs by achieving their first ever 3-0 Test-series whitewash.[7] Mominul adjudged man of the match for his performances.

As of 20 May 2015, Mominul became the 5th batsman in cricket history to score 50 in at least one innings of a test match in 11 consecutive test matches, despite having played less than 15 test matches.[8]

During the tour for New Zealand in early 2017, Mominul participated for the third highest partnership for any wicket for Bangladesh in New Zealand soil, when he along with Tamim added 85 runs. During the course, he scored a fifty.[9] However after few patchy scores in 2017, he was dropped from the squad. However, twenty-four hours after his drop, he was recalled for the Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Australia on 20 August 2017.[10]

On 31 January 2018 against Sri Lanka, Mominul scored his fifth Test century by scoring 176. He added 236-run partnership with Mushfiqur Rahim until Rahim was dismissed to 92 runs. This century is recorded as his fourth Test century at his very favorite ZAC Stadium. He also made 105 in the second innings as the match ended in a draw. By this way, he became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score two consecutive hundreds in two innings of a test match.[11]

In April 2018, he was one of ten cricketers to be awarded a central contract by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ahead of the 2018 season.[12]

Records

  • He was the first Bangladeshi to score hundreds in both innings of a test match.
  • He was the second Bangladeshi to hit back-to-back Test centuries after Tamim Iqbal.
  • Most number of runs by a Bangladeshi in a two-match Test series - 376 runs against New Zealand in 2014.[4]
  • Highest third-wicket partnership for Bangladesh in Tests - 157-run partnership with Tamim against New Zealand.[4]
  • Most consecutive fifty plus scores in Test cricket by a Bangladeshi - 11 consecutive scored over 50.

International centuries

Test centuries

Test centuries of Mominul Haque
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
[1] 181* 4  New Zealand Bangladesh Chittagong, Bangladesh ZAC Stadium 9 October 2013 Drawn
[2] 126* 5  New Zealand Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Shere Bangla Stadium 21 October 2013 Drawn
[3] 100* 7  Sri Lanka Bangladesh Chittagong, Bangladesh ZAC Stadium 4 February 2014 Drawn
[4] 131* 12  Zimbabwe Bangladesh Chittagong, Bangladesh ZAC Stadium 12 November 2014 Won
[5] 176 26  Sri Lanka Bangladesh Chittagong, Bangladesh ZAC Stadium 31 January 2018 Drawn
[6] 105

References

  1. ^ "Barisal Burners v Khulna Royal Bengals, 22 February 2012 – day/night (20-over match)". Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". www.cricketarchive.com. Archived from the original on 19 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Mominul to lead strong Bangladesh A squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Mominul ton leads Bangladesh fightback". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bangladesh save Test but SL take series". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mominul ton sets target of 449". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe for first 3-0 Test series win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Not thinking of de Villiers' record - Mominul". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Mominul, Tamim sparkle on rain-hit day". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Mominul back in Bangladesh Test squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "Mominul 175*, Mushfiqur 92 flatten Sri Lanka". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "BCB cuts contracts list for 2018 to ten". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 

External links

  • Mominul Haque at CricketArchive (subscription required)
  • Mominul Haque at ESPNcricinfo
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