- Nasima Akter
Taskin Ahmed Shares Goals For BAN VS AFG Series
Bangladesh's star fast bowler, Taskin Ahmed, is determined to regain full fitness ahead of the home series against Afghanistan in June-July. Taskin suffered a side strain just before the one-off Test against Ireland last month, but he is confident about his recovery and has set his sights on getting back in action.
Despite concerns about the workload associated with playing all three formats of the game, Taskin remains unfazed. The 28-year-old believes that instead of worrying about the workload, he needs to focus on improving his fitness to match the standards set by top cricketers around the world who excel in all formats.
Acknowledging the challenges of playing continuously, Taskin expressed his desire to be available for selection throughout the year but understands that his body has its limits. He emphasized that the final decision regarding his participation in specific matches rests with the cricket board.
As a key component of Bangladesh's fast-bowling unit since his comeback in 2021, Taskin has been a reliable performer. Known for his ability to generate high speeds, often exceeding 140 km/h, Taskin revealed that he has never considered conserving himself for major events. He expressed that when he steps onto the field with the ball in his hand, his focus is solely on the game, and he doesn't contemplate future tournaments or the risk of injury.
"As a fast bowler, playing cautiously to protect my body is not something I think about. When I'm out there, my mind is set on giving my best. Future events are secondary considerations," Taskin stated during a press
conference at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Taskin's determination to prioritize his recovery and regain full fitness demonstrates his commitment to the team. With the upcoming series against Afghanistan on the horizon, he is leaving no stone unturned in his preparations.
The Bangladesh cricket fans eagerly await Taskin's return to the field. His ability to generate pace and his unwavering dedication to the game has made him a fan favorite. Taskin's presence in the lineup adds an extra dimension to the team's bowling attack, and his performances have played a crucial role in Bangladesh's success in recent times.
As the countdown to the series against Afghanistan begins, all eyes will be on Taskin Ahmed. Fans hope to see him back in full form, leading the Tigers' fast-bowling unit and delivering match-winning performances against a formidable opponent.
In the meantime, Taskin continues to work tirelessly to recover from his injury. With the support of the medical team and his determination to overcome any obstacles, the talented fast bowler aims to be match-ready when the series against Afghanistan commences.
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On the other hand, and in a thrilling twist during the third day of the four-day unofficial Test match between Bangladesh 'A' and West Indies 'A' at Syhlet International Stadium, Bangladesh 'A' delivered a sensational comeback.
Having dismissed the West Indies 'A' team for 345 runs, Bangladesh 'A' initially found themselves trailing by 108 runs in the first innings. Nevertheless, they showed great resilience and unity, ending the day's play at 274-6, securing a substantial lead of 166 runs heading into the decisive final day of the match.