"Mominul has to wait at this stage," Hathurusingha said in Sydney in March. "I think you will see a lot more of Soumya [Sarkar] than Mominul [Haque] at No 3. Mominul is our next batter in the squad. Going forward, he can play a role in one-day cricket. He is a very good player, but he is not suitable for our combination at this stage."
Mominul said he was working on the coach's instructions without revealing what he was told. "I don't want to talk about my problems," Mominul said. "I am working on them and the coach has given me a few instructions. Hopefully when I will start to improve, everyone will notice. I think if I work a little harder I can expand my repertoire. I need to increase my strike-rate."
He knows what is expected of him, and a result of this was seen during the Bangladesh Cricket League final on Sunday. He led East Zone to the inaugural title with a 77-ball 78, including ten boundaries, in a stiff chase which became a bit complicated after the rain delay. In the first Powerplay, he played with the usual poise, middling the ball and finding the gaps with his ease.
"The tournament was really good. I managed to score some runs in the final," he said. "Good innings like these always give you confidence. Confidence at this point of time is really important for me and having done well in that innings, it has improved a lot.
Fantastic attitude from momi