Indore – Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque stated on Wednesday the absence of banned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan shall be like lacking two gamers, because the staff ready for his or her two-Check collection in India.
Bangladesh arrived in India in surprise after Shakib used to be passed a two-year ban, with one-year suspended, for failing to claim unlawful approaches via a bookmaker in 2018.
The Global Cricket Council (ICC) ban dominated Shakib out of the excursion and subsequent yr’s Global T20 in Australia.
The traveling facet could also be lacking prolific opener Tamim Iqbal, who took a spoil because of circle of relatives causes.
“We’re lacking 3 gamers in two gamers. Shakib bhai (brother) is 2 gamers in a single, after which you’ve Tamim bhai,” Mominul informed newshounds at the eve of the primary Check in Indore beginning Thursday.
“It’s difficult, however I additionally see it as a possibility to do neatly for the remainder of the gamers.”
Mominul, a lot to his wonder, used to be named Check captain rather than Shakib and the batsman feels the accountability will most effective make him a greater participant.
“I will be able to most certainly be taking part in like I’ve all the time performed as a batsman,” stated the left-hander.
“The sure facet of captaincy is that your cricket gyan (wisdom) turns into higher.”
The 28-year-old added: “This can be a large alternative for me as one of the most junior gamers. Now not everybody turns into Check captain, so I wish to take this chance to do one thing extra for the rustic.”
The collection is Bangladesh’s first within the newly presented international Check championship led via India with two collection sweeps beneath their belt.
Mominul stated it used to be a “nice alternative” for Bangladesh’s gamers to make an influence.
“Enjoying a complete collection in opposition to India is a brilliant alternative for everybody within the staff,” stated Mominul.
“Everybody desires to begin neatly right here, and on best of it we’re taking part in the Check championship. Makes it a larger alternative for the gamers.”
The second one fit of the collection shall be a day-night affair with the red ball making its India debut at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.
Mominul stated “neither facet has performed pink-ball cricket”, and that will spur them directly to do neatly within the collection.