Enamul Haque

Personal information
Full name
Enamul Haque
Born
27 February 1966 (age 50)
Comilla , Chittagong Division , Bangladesh
Nickname
Moni
Batting style
Left-hand bat
Bowling style
Slow left-arm orthodox
Role
Bowler , Umpire
International information
National side
Bangladesh
Test debut (cap 16 )
26 April 2001 v Zimbabwe
Last Test
24 April 2003 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 21 )
28 April 1990 v New Zealand
Last ODI
25 January 2002 v Pakistan
Umpiring information
Tests umpired
1 (2012)
ODIs umpired
54 (2006–2015)
T20Is umpired
14 (2006–2016)
Career statistics
Competition
Tests
ODIs
Matches
10
29
Runs scored
180
236
Batting average
12.00
11.23
100s/50s
-/-
-/-
Top score
24*
32
Balls bowled
2230
1238
Wickets
18
19
Bowling average
57.05
57.00
5 wickets in innings


10 wickets in match

n/a
Best bowling
4/136
2/40
Catches/ stumpings
1/-
6/-
Source: [4] , 12 February 2006
Enamul Haque Moni (also Haq) ( Bengali : এনামুল হক) (born 27
February 1966, in Comilla , Chittagong) is a former Bangladeshi
cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 29 ODIs from 1990 to
2003. After retiring from competitive cricket he became an
umpire made his first appearance in an ODI between
Bangladesh and Zimbabwe on 3 December 2006. He is the first
Bangladeshi Test-match cricketer to umpire in international
cricket.
Early years
Enamul Haque Moni, commonly known as Moni, first came
into prominence in the 1988–89 season, as he helped
Bangladesh Biman cricket team to the Dhaka league title. He
was selected for the national side next season, and remained
an integral part of the team for more than a decade. Though
he failed to impress at the highest level, he was lot more
successful against the lesser lights.
In ICC Trophy
Though he was an all-rounder, he was mostly successful with
his bowling in ICC Trophy cricket. In total, he took 35 wickets
in 3 ICC Trophy tournaments, in 1990,94 & in 97. His most
memorable match was the 2nd round encounter against
Denmark in the 1990 ICC Trophy . batting first the Danes
reached 233/9 from their 60 overs. In reply, the Chittagong trio
Nurul Abedin (85), Akram Khan 50, & Minhajul Abedin 37 kept
Bangladesh in the hunt; but it was Moni's quickfire 17* and his
explosive hitting in the final over, that took Bangladesh to the
target, with just 2 balls to spare. With the ball, Enamul Haque
took 2/26 from 12 overs; and he was the obvious choice for
the MOM award. In contrast, his biggest disappointment came
in Feb. 1994, in the do-or-die game against the hosts Kenya at
Nairobi . The hosts batted first scoring 295/6 from 50 overs,
thanks mainly to Maurice Odumbe who scored 119. In reply,
Bangladesh started their chase well with the opening pair of
Jahangir Alam and Aminul Islam Bulbul putting on a 139 run
partnership. After that, Minhajul Abedin contributed 68, but
Moni fell for a duck, at a crucial stage of the match, and
eventually Kenya won by 13 runs. [1]
Memorable innings
In Feb. 1992, he scored a memorable 131 against the touring
West Bengal side in a 3-day match at Dhaka. Batting first the
tourists scored 384/5 (decl.) left-handed No. 3 Raja Venkat
scored 154, another more well known left-hander Sourav
Ganguly made 129. In reply, the home side was struggling at
77/4. At this stage, Moni entered the wicket. With ever reliable
Aminul Islam , he put on 104 for the 5th wicket. There was
good understanding between the two, as they were involved in
a number of vital partnerships down the order for Bangladesh .
Aminul Islam went for 55, but Moni carried on ruthlessly
demolishing the opposition bowling. Bangladesh eventually
reached 302, thanks mainly to 131 by Moni. Aided by the tail
enders, he went after the WB bowling. He was especially harsh
on the slow bowlers, lofting them for a number of sixes. As
the national stadium crowd were basking in afternoon
sunshine (it was early spring), they also enjoyed batting of the
highest class. [2]
An unlikely partnership
Early on his career, Moni enjoyed a highly successful
partnership with another all rounder Aminul Islam Bulbul. As
Bulbul moved up the batting order, he concentrated more on
his batting, and less on his bowling. Then in December 1994,
Mohammad Rafique emerged as a new all rounder for the
national side.
Umpire Enamul Haque (right) examining Dhaka Mirpur ground
with colleagues Zameer Haider and AFM Akhtaruddin prior to
3rd ODI between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in January 2009.
In a sense, this was a strange partnership, as both of them
were left arm slow bolwers, and useful lower order hitters.
Very few sides in world cricket take two left arm slow bolwers
in their side. In fact, at the time of Rafique's arrival, many
thought that Moni's international career will be over, specially,
given his rather indifferent form during the 5th ICC Trophy in
Kenya early in 1994. Yet, right from the beginning, the two
formed a wonderful combination which went on to serve the
national squad throughout the '90s.
In the 2nd SAARC cricket tournament at Dhaka during Dec.
1994, they played prominent roles in taking the local side ot
the final. Moni took 3/25 against Sri Lanka A & Mohammad
Rafique took 3/25 against India A. [3]
The duo were in splendid form during Bangladesh's historical
truimph in 1997 ICC Trophy. The pair took 31 wickets together,
Rafique 19 at 10.68, Moni 12 at 18 a piece. Rafique also came
good with the bat in the final. Promoted to the opening slot in
a rain shortened game, he blasted 26 of only 15 deliveries; his
innings including two sixes and two fours. [4]
And finally, they played their part in the first ever ODI win for
Bangladesh against Kenya in 1998. Rafique won the MOM
award for his 77 with the bat & 3/56 with the ball, Moni took
2/45 from 10 economical overs. [5]
As an umpire
Since, 2006, he has been serving as an international umpire.
First
Latest
Total
Tests
New Zealand vs Zimbabwe at McLean Park, Napier , Jan
2012 [6]
1
ODIs
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe at Bogra, 3 Dec 2006[7]
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe at Mirpur, 9 Nov 2015
54
T20Is
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe at Khulna, 28 Nov 2006
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe at Khulna, 22 Jan 2016
10
As of 22 January 2016"
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