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Old October 31, 2014, 04:37 PM
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BDFlag Mominul Average Watch

I figured that the Tiny Titan deserves his very own stats thread given the extraordinary position he's found himself in as Bangladesh's first ever 50+ average batsman. Current stats are:

Matches = 10
Innings = 19
Runs = 930
Average = 58.12
High Score = 181
100s = 3
50s = 6

After the Khulna Test, Mominul will qualify for cricinfo's 'highest career batting avg' list as it requires a minimum of 20 innings played. Even if he collects two ducks, Mominul will have an average of 51.67 and will make the list (lowest on the list is an average of 45.00). BD's highest average so far after 20+ innings belongs to Tamim Iqbal at 40.13, followed by Bashar at 39+.

Interestingly, Mominul's career average has never dipped below 40. So here are some interesting number games:

For Mominul to average ____, he must score this many in the Khulna Test:

51.67...0 runs
55.00...60 runs
60.00...150 runs
60.98...168 runs
65.00...240 runs

If Mominul scores 168 runs or more in the next Test, he will have an average of at least 60.98 and would enter the list #2 behind only the Legend, Sir Donald Bradman.

For the series, Mominul needs:

46.50...0 runs
50.00...70 runs
55.00...170 runs
60.00...270 runs
65.00...370 runs

Personally, I would be disappointed if he let his average fall below 55, and ideally he should aim to keep a 60+ average. But given the nature of our wickets and the ICC's continued conspiracy to give our batsman out without benefit of the doubt and no extend that same benefit to our bowlers (Mominul's dismissals in the WI vs Panyangara's lbw appeal in the first Test, or Shahadat's caught behind by Taylor), Mominul will be battling not only the pitch and Zimbabwe's bowlers, but the ICC as well.

Carry on, little Tiger!
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