Taskin Ahmed aims to cement his place in national team

Dhaka — Right-arm pacer Taskin Ahmed aimed to cement his place in the national team in the new year of 2020. The 24-year-old pacer played only two games since January 2018.

Taskin is representing Rangpur Rangers in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He was in the playing XI in their first three matches of the season. But, the pacer failed to grab any wicket and subsequently lost his place.

After four games, Taskin backed in the playing XI and claimed four wickets. He helped his team to win the game against Sylhet Thunder, which kept their hope of reaching playoffs alive.

“It was my dream to cement my place in the national team in 2019. But, due to some injuries, I failed to do so. Now I hope to make the new year 2020 a memorable year for me. I will try my best to be a regular member of the national team,” Taskin told the media after taking four wickets in his last match.

“Once I used to play in every format of the game. But now, I am out of the national set-up. I will try to do well wherever I get a chance so that the team management will consider me again for the national side,” he added.

Taskin represented Bangladesh in five Tests, 32 ODIs and 19 T20 Internationals, and scalped seven, 45 and 12 wickets respectively. Despite having a great pace, Taskin was never able to show consistency with the line and length which might have prompted the team management to not consider him for a longer time.UNB