Taskin Ahmed
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Team India arrived in Bangladesh on Thursday for a three-match ODI and two-match Test series. India and Bangladesh will play the first of three one-day international (ODI) matches in Dhaka on Sunday, December 4. Senior players Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and others who did not take part in the New Zealand tour are back in the 50-over format.

Bangladesh’s ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against India due to a groin injury and Litton Das will lead the team. The fast bowler Taskin Ahmed has been ruled out of the first ODI due to a back injury. The right-arm bowler was the best wicket-taker for his team in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, finishing with eight wickets from five outings.

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Taskin Ahmed Will Be Big Miss – Dinesh Karthik

During a discussion on Cricbuzz, Dinesh Karthik claimed that Taskin Ahmed’s absence from the first ODI will have a significant impact on Bangladesh. The wicketkeeper batter said that Taskin has evolved as an effective new-ball bowler for his country, and his absence will make things easier for Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.

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“He’s been a top bowler for Bangladesh, and he stepped up at the T20 World Cup. Mustafizur Rahman is there, but Taskin has grown in stature. He’s bowling those tough overs and finding a way to get those early breakthroughs. He will be a big miss. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will breathe a sigh of relief with him not being around,” Dinesh Karthik said.

Tamim Iqbal Has Done Really Well In Odi Cricket – Dinesh Karthik

The 37-year-old said that Tamim Iqbal has carried the burden of opening the batting for his country for several years. He also highlighted how he has performed admirably in 50-over cricket in the recent past.

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“He is a talismanic player and is somebody who’s literally carried the burden of being Bangladesh’s opener for a long time now. He has done really well in ODI cricket in the recent past. He’s a very important player for them because he bats at a certain tempo.”

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