Mominul Haque, Bangladesh’s Test skipper is pleased after a draw with Sri Lanka in the Test Series. With this draw, they ended a series of 8 consecutive defeats. He thinks that this match will give them additional self-confidence before the next duels "I am happy as this was a total team effort.
We could not perform well in home and away series and after losing the home series against West Indies at home earning draw is a positive sign," he told reporters after the match, as quoted by cricbuzz "This will always give us confidence and if we can perform as a unit we are always in a good position."
"I think Tamim bhai set the tone for us as his 90 runs innings was very important. Everyone has his own style and he (Tamim) is batting like this for quite some time." "I think Shanto was outstanding but I am happy that everyone had done well,'' he said adding that he is happy to earn his maiden Test hundred abroad.
Mominul is happy for the good game of his teammates who worked great and hopes that the chemistry between the players will be even better "It is very satisfying to say the least [getting a ton away from home], as I have always tried my best to contribute for my team, but unfortunately couldn't score a ton before outside Bangladesh, so I'm very delighted to finally be able to do it, as it is my duty to lead from the front, as the Test skipper of Bangladesh."
Taskin Ahmed was also great after not being on the field for a long time. All his work and effort paid off and he showed how important he is for the team and how much positivity he can bring to his team. "I have enjoyed Taskin's bowling a lot, as he has come back to the Test side after a long time, and he has proved his worth, as it didn't seem like he was playing only his sixth Test match."
"He has worked hard for a long time to do this, and his disciplined bowling for the long time consistently has amazed me a lot. "If you want to pick 20 wickets you need five bowlers and we need these kinds of approach and attack if we want to take our cricket to the next level," he said.
Will Bangladesh finally start playing well after this draw? Certainly, this should affect their self-confidence and return the team to the right form