BAN vs AUS 2017: Challenge Lies in Overcoming the Lows – Mominul Haque
Bangladesh middle-order batsman Mominul Haque reveals it’s a real challenge to come good after biting the dust, as the left-handed batsman is further confident to play a significant role for his side while banking on his hard work during the Australia series.
“The biggest challenge lies in overcoming the lows. I am confident that I can overcome it,” Haque told reporters in Bangladesh.
The 25-year-old Cox’s Bazar-born batsman revealed he is improving with every game after learning from his past mistakes with the bat, as he is eyeing to play a vital role for the national side against Australia in a two-match Test series kicking off from August 27 in Mirpur.
“I am just trying to get over the mistakes that I have committed,” Haque added.
Before the series against Steven Smith-led Australia, Haque has vowed to give his hundred percent which is subject to a selection, as he is ready to face the litmus test against the quality bowling line-up which will be spearheaded by Josh Hazlewood.
“I don’t know whether I will play or not because that is not in my hand. The only thing I can do is practice and work on areas where I need to develop,” Haque further added.
Haque, who can bowl a part-time left-arm orthodox spin, revealed maintaining the position as a batsman owing to the flow of runs is quite difficult.
“You cannot maintain the same kind of graph as a batsman,” Haque maintained.
Haque on the other side reiterated he is ready to serve the side while batting at any position, as per the demand and requirements of the national side under the leadership of wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim.
“I don’t think that changing my batting order will have any impact because I am ready to bat anywhere if that serves the purpose of the team,” Haque remarked.
The determinant batsman Haque, who seemed to have a sound technique as a batter, has struggled during his short Test career and interestingly remained a first choice for the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) selectors in the recent past.
“If you think it that way you will become blind. I am just trying to get over the mistakes that I have committed,” Haque said.
Haque, who had faced a problem against the off-spin bowling, sweated it out during the pre-Test series camp in Chittagong where second Test is scheduled. It’s pertinent to mention, Haque hit the nets under the keen observation of head coach Chandika Hathurusingha which further was extended upto couple of sessions.
“I am not trying to do anything extra,” Haque concluded.
Haque has scored 1,688 runs at an average of 46.88 in 22 Tests and 543 in 26 ODIs at the average of 23.60. He has also played six T20Is.
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