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Mominul can play his brand of cricket under Shakib's captaincy says Siddons


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Bangladesh batting coach Jamie Siddons believes Mominul Haque will return to form under the leadership of Shakib al Hasan, who was reappointed as Test captain ahead of the West Indies series.

Mominul resigned from the captaincy following the home series defeat against Sri Lanka 1-0 and also opted to focus on his deteriorating batting performances.

"I think, it will be the confidence to captain [the side],” Siddons told the media at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday.

Siddons lauded Shakib and said he is well experienced for the role and players will feel more confident under his captaincy. 

“Shakib has done it [captaincy] before. He has got the trust and the players behind him. Not that Mominul did not have [any of these] but the players seem to follow a lot of work Shakib does. So, it will be fantastic to have him back in charge. And Mominul can now go and play his cricket," added Siddons.

Shakib first lead the side as the captain in a game against West Indies in 2009. He captained the team for six more matches in the first half of 2010, and more Test in August 2011 against Zimbabwe, before falling out of favour with the then BCB chief Mustafa Kamal.

Shakib then took over the Test captaincy once again in December 2017, replacing Mushfiqur Rahim, he held the role for nearly two years, till he was handed a one-year ban from all cricket in 2019.