Mominul Haque (born 29 September 1991) is currently the captain of the Bangladesh Test team. He is a left-handed middle-order batsman. His Test average is currently the highest for any player from Bangladesh. Mominul is the only cricketer from Bangladesh to stroke 11 successive 50-plus scores in Tests and the only Bangladeshi player to crack a hundred in both innings of a Test.
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Mominul has played for Rajshahi Kings in the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League). His first-class debut was in 2008 – 2009. In the 2012 BPL edition, he smashed 53 not out off 28 deliveries to help his side Barisal Burners to a 4-wicket triumph over Khulna Royal Bengals. Mominul was captain of Bangladesh A on their tour of India in September 2015. For the 2019 – 2020 BPL edition, Dhaka Platoon picked him in their squad.
Mominul made his ODI and T20I debuts for Bangladesh against the West Indies, playing at home in November and December 2012. His Test debut was against Sri Lanka in Galle in March 2013. In his maiden Test, he cracked a fifty and in the series, he notched up 156 in three innings at a 52.00 average.
Mominul’s maiden Test hundred was scored against New Zealand in 2013 in Chittagong and it came in just 100 deliveries. In the next Test as well, he clobbered an unbeaten century. Mominul thus became the second batsman from Bangladesh after Tamim Iqbal to smash hundreds in successive Tests.
After that, Mominul cracked an unbeaten century to help Bangladesh rack up 271 in reply to Sri Lanka’s enormous score 587 in the first essay of the second Test in a home series. This was Mominul’s second Test hundred at the ZAC ground in Chittagong and it helped Bangladesh draw the Test.
In November 2014, Mominul stroked his 4th Test hundred which was against Zimbabwe in November 2014. In this game, Bangladesh, for the first time in its Test history, scored more than 300 in both essays. Mominul recorded 50-plus scores in 9 successive Tests to join the club of Kumar Sangakkara, Simon Katich, Jacques Kallis, Matt Hayden, Alec Stewart and Everton Weekes with this record.
Mominul also scored 50-plus 11 times in his initial 12 Tests to join Mark Taylor, Sunil Gavaskar and Weekes. His effort helped Bangladesh comfortably win the Test against Zimbabwe by 186 runs and he was named Player of the Match. Bangladesh also accomplished its first 3-0 whitewash in a Test series.
In addition, Mominul holds the record for scoring 50 in at least 1 innings of a Test in 11 successive Tests. He next scored a half-century in a Test during Bangladesh’s 2017 New Zealand tour. However, that year his form was rather poor and he was dropped. Unbelievably, within 24 hours he got a call to come back and was included in Bangladesh’s side for the first Test against Australia in August 2017.
In January 2018, Mominul cracked 176 and 105 in a Test against Sri Lanka in a drawn match. This made him the first batsman from Bangladesh to score centuries in both innings of a Test. In April 2018, the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) offered Mominul a central contract for the 2018 season.
Mominul was appointed skipper of Bangladesh’s Test team in October 2019 after the BCB had banned the regular captain Shakib Al Hasan for not adhering to the ICC anti-corruption rules. So far, Mominul has led Bangladesh in 4 Tests with 1 win and 3 losses. He is the first captain to lead Bangladesh in a day-night Test. In February 2020, Mominul recorded his first Test victory as a skipper with an innings win over Zimbabwe in a one-off home game. In that match, he scored his ninth Test hundred to tie the Bangladeshi record of Tamim Iqbal for the most Test centuries.
Test Career Stats
As of September 2020, Mominul has featured in 40 Tests, amassing 2,860 runs at an average of 40.85 with 9 hundreds and 13 fifities. His highest score in a Test is 181.
ODI Career Stats
Mominul has appeared in 28 ODIs, smashing 557 runs at an average of 22.28 and a scoring rate of 74.6 with 3 fifties. His highest ODI score is 60.
T20I Career Stats
Mominul has starred in 6 T20Is, cracking 60 runs at an average of 20.00 and a strike rate of 120.00. His highest score in a T20I is 26 not out.