Back in 2014, when Taskin Ahmed made his ODI debut for Bangladesh against India, he appeared as one of the promising talents in their camp. He bowled his heart out in the 2015 World Cup and played a chief role in his side, making it to the quarter-finals. However, of late, he is repeatedly getting overlooked by the selectors, which is surprising. Nevertheless, the speedster aims to return to the fold and be the leading player for his national side.
Taskin is currently playing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for Ranpur Rangers. He found form against Rajshahi Royals four picking scalps for 31 runs. The Dhaka-born pacer played his last game in national colours way back in 2017 in an ODI against South Africa. He also broke down when the Bangladesh selectors didn’t include him in the squad for the 2019 World Cup.
In the post-match presentation, Taskin Ahmed communicated that he wishes the new year to go well and that he gains everything that he wasn’t able to in the past year. The 24-year old is keen to perform well and eager to don the national colours again.
“I wish to run the new year all well so that I could achieve the things whatever I failed to gain in 2019. Wish I could play well and return in the national team,” the pacer said as quoted by bdcrictime.com
Taskin Ahmed hopes the performances in BPL pays off:
He further said that his strong desire is to be the go-to bowler for his captain. The fast bowler also claimed that it was not his wish to stay on the sidelines since he practised hard and put in the hard work. He expects that the selectors would recognize his performances and draft him in all the three formats like before.
“My strong wish is to be the main bowler in the team. I played in all formats of the game for Bangladesh. It is not my will to be selected. I tried my best, practised and worked hard. Praise be to Almighty I have performed well today, hope it will be better in the future.” he further added.
Taskin Ahmed would anticipate some positive news ahead of the limited-overs series against Pakistan. In 32 ODIs, he has 45 wickets at 31.13 and in 19 T20Is, the speedster has 12 scalps at 36.50.