Bangladesh’s fast bowler : Taskin Ahmed
Bangladesh is currently in awful T20 form heading into the T20 World Cup in Australia, having only won four of their 16 T20 International matches this year. However, the advantages in Australia will help, as will the assurance from the outstanding performance their fast bowlers had in the format in 2021. Additionally, they are healthy, and most importantly, for the first time, the captain and team director have faith in them.
Taskin Ahmed rose to internet fame even before he was close to making his international debut. People were fascinated after watching a video of his 2012 spell against the England Under-19s where he ripped the ball past the batsman and hit the wicketkeeper’s gloves fairly hard and high.
Taskin is a tall fast bowler whose physique resembles Mashrafe Mortaza just a little bit. Following a fluid run-up, he bowls with a high-arm motion. He was raised close in Mohammadpur and is a product of the cricket academy culture in Dhaka, where he honed his skills at the Abahani ground nets.
He made his debut on the domestic circuit in the 2013 BPL with a four-wicket haul, but soon after that he injured his knee, which sidelined him for close to a year. Taskin routinely bowled in the Bangladesh nets at this time as he underwent rehabilitation work and slowly recovered.
His talent attracted the coaching team, who kept him on the radar for a very long period before finding the proper opportunity to test him. Taskin made his T20 debut for Bangladesh in the World T20 and was kept in the ODI team for the June 2014 India series.