Athletic

Taskin eager to do well in West Indies

Bangladesh speedster Taskin Ahmed is all set to make a comeback to international cricket after a hiatus posed by injury.

The pacer said he is eager to do well in the limited-over series in the West Indies.

Bangladesh team is currently busy playing a two-match Test series against the Carribbeans at their home backyard. Bangladesh lost the first Test, and the second Test will be played from June 24.

After that, both the teams will take on each other in a three-match ODI and three-match T20I series.

Taskin will take part in both of those series. He wasn't able to play Tests due to injury. On Wednesday, Taskin took part in a fitness test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

“Everything went well— doctor is satisfied as I’ve recovered, I'm also satisfied with the fitness test,” Taskin told the reporters on Wednesday. “Now I have to play well in the field. I'm really eager to do well.”

The pacer is set to take a flight to the West Indies tomorrow.

“I bowled with my 100 percent effort,” Taskin said. “I felt very well. I tried every delivery. There was no problem.”

Taskin has always been a bowler who can do well in limited-over cricket. But after the COVID-19 break, Taskin unveiled a new version of himself. He did well in Sri Lanka in his comeback match during the pandemic. He also did well in limited-over matches in recent years. But his progress was disrupted by injuries.

“Injuries are part of life,” the right-arm pacer said. “What I believe is to fight back and play well. If I get injured again, I'll go through rehabilitation and play well again. I can do everything for my country.”

Taskin also said that he dreams of becoming a world-class bowler who can perform in every format of the game of cricket.

Taskin played 48 ODIs and bagged 67 wickets with two five-wicket hauls, and he played 33 T20Is and scalped 23 wickets. The pacer got both ODI and T20I caps back in 2014.

Source: United News of Bangladesh