Taskin back in action

Sports Correspondent

5 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh speedster Taskin Ahmed said on Thursday that his participation in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPL)’s super-league phase will depend on how his condition improves in the coming days.

Taskin started bowling for the first time since the right-arm pacer sustained an ankle injury while trying to take a catch in the boundary line during his side Sylhet Sixers’ Bangladesh Premier League encounter against Chittagong Vikings in the last edition of the tournament.

Taskin was ruled out of the ODI series against the New Zealand after he made his way into the squad on the back of 22 wickets in 12 matches for Sylhet Sixers in BPL after an MRI revealed that he needs at least three weeks of rest to recover fully after tearing his ligament in his left ankle while taking that morale shattering catch.

“I am feeling good because I could complete a bowling session after break of over two months. I am working with physio Shaon bhai while Debashsish and Bayezid are also working for my recovery,” he said.

“He (physio) had given me quite a few fitness tests and after successfully passing those hurdles I started my bowling today (Thursday). I had to go through a certain process and if there was no fitness test then I could have started bowling earlier,” he said.

“After passing the fitness test I bowled 30 deliveries in short run-ups. My work-out intensity will increase with passing days. I will bowl every alternate day while I am hoping to start playing in Super League. My improvement will determine when I will start playing competitive cricket,” he said.

Taskin also stated earlier that he is still dreaming to be part of Bangladesh’s World Cup squad for the World Cup.

“I had not played in the national team for a year due to injuries and as I was off-form. It will be a little difficult for me but I have to accept the reality. Because I was injured and could not play well,” he said.

Taskin said that he is eyeing to be part of the World Cup squad as that is his ultimate dream.