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Mominul stays positive amid long hiatus from Test cricket

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BSS, Dhaka :
Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque didn't give up the hopes of improving the standard of their longer version format cricket despite the outbreak of Covid-19 forced the postponement of the country's as many as eight Test matches as well as forced them to live without cricket.
The Tigers who often complained of not getting enough Test matches, which, they also believe put an adverse impact on their longer format cricket, was elated to get so many Test matches in just one year.
Moreover they were happy to get back into the groove after a disappointing India and Pakistan tour, by crushing Zimbabwe in a one-off Test in February this year. A good performance against Zimbabwe made Bangladesh confident of doing well in Pakistan too, where they were due to play a Test.
"This was disappointing as we were in good touch after the Zimbabwe series. A good win always makes you confident, so we are upbeat to do well against Pakistan," Mominul told the BSS on Saturday.
"But what can we do? The situation is out of control. There is no way to play cricket when the whole world is combating against a deadly virus."
The second Test in Pakistan, with which they were set to end the three phase tour of Pakistan, was postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus worldwide. Subsequently Bangladesh's two each Test at home against Australia and New Zealand, three Tests against Sri Lanka in away were postponed.

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