Taskin works hard to be a dangerous bowler again...

Dhaka, Tuesday   27 October 2020

Taskin works hard to be a dangerous bowler again

 Sports Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:56 PM, 22 September 2020   Updated: 08:57 PM, 22 September 2020

Taskin Ahmed

Taskin Ahmed

Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed wants to be a consistent performer for the team again. He is working hard to get his extreme pace and become a dangerous bowler again.

Everyone knows how dangerous he could be for a batsman when he remains consistent but unfortunately, that consistency was seen very few times.

Realizing that consistency would be helpful to be a bowler for the captain, Taskin said he is working hard for his fitness because only fit bowlers can bowl at his desired pace.

After a skill session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday, Taskin said, “My fitness has improved more than in the past, but there is no end to the improvement.”

“But if I want to take myself to a world-class level, and be more consistent I know I have to work hard. Hopefully, something good will happen in the future and I will try my best to improve at fitness-wise and skill-wise so that I can be more consistent,” he added.

Taskin had a great start to his career by claiming 5-28 against India even though Bangladesh lost the match by 47 runs as per the D/L method despite restricting the closed-door neighbor to 105 runs just.

However, even after a great start, he has stumbled many times in his career due to injury. After recovering from injury, he was called for Test cricket in 2017.

Taskin Ahmed (Photo: BCB)

In a one-off Test against India in Hyderabad, Taskin delivered some spell which was termed as fast and furious and also world-class as he gave some of the fine Indian batsmen a torrid time with his pace.

After that series, it was predicted that he could be the go-to bowler of the captain in any format but that did not happen. Another injury knocked him out of the team and he is working hard to get the rhythm back.

Taskin said the work with the coaches virtually during the lockdown and practically after the individual training session starts helps him a lot to regain his rhythm pace.

“The rhythm was better than the past and I am now comfortable with that. I have been working hard with my pace and seam position with the coaches. If I remain healthy and fit, I hope I will gain the rhythm that I like to have. Hopefully, alongside rhythm I will also make my accuracy, seam position, and pace better,” Taskin said.