Bangladesh hopes to have pace bowler Taskin Ahmed back from injury in time for next month’s Twenty20 series in the West Indies, a selector told AFP on Wednesday.
Taskin has been sidelined with a shoulder injury since the second Test against South Africa in April and has sought medical attention from a specialist in the United Kingdom.
He was selected in the team for the one-day series against the West Indies, which starts on July 10, but the selector said his improving health suggested he may be a candidate for the three-match Twenty20 series, which begins a week earlier.
“He appears to be excellent and could be effectively prepared earlier than the ODIs,” Bashar told AFP.
The 27-year-old didn’t play in either of Bangladesh’s two home Tests against Sri Lanka last month, and he won’t play in the first of two five-day games against the West Indies starting next week.
“He’ll be in the Caribbean before the T20Is anyway.” As a result, there’s a good chance he’ll play these games,” Bashar said.
‘I’m looking forward to playing again’: Taskin Ahmed
Bangladesh is scheduled to play two Tests against the West Indies on a visit that begins on June 6. The first test will be held in Antigua on June 16th, followed by the final test on June 24th in St. Lucia. Taskin, who recently returned home after having his shoulder assessed in London, said it’s too early to say whether he’ll be available because it all relies on his level of rehabilitation.
“I believe it is too early to predict when I will be ready because everything will depend on my progress, However, I am anxious to play again as soon as possible” Taskin Ahmed stated.
The first Test will take place in Antigua from June 16 to 20, followed by the second in Saint Lucia from June 24-28.