Taskin Ahmed has been ruled out of the rest of the BPL because of a back injury, according to the Sylhet Sunrisers. Taskin didn’t play the last two matches for the franchise because of the injury but the BCB is confident he will be available for the upcoming white-ball series against Afghanistan.
The board’s cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus said that Taskin would return to Dhaka on Monday, and is likely to start bowling later this week.
“The physio has informed me there’s enough time for him to recover ahead of the Afghanistan series,” Jalal said. “The franchise has agreed to send him to Dhaka. He is feeling okay now and will be back to bowling possibly later this week. I think he will be ready for the ODIs.”
Taskin took five wickets at 23.20 in his four appearances for Sylhet this season. They have replaced him with AKS Swadhin, a rookie fast bowler who has played only three T20s.
Taskin has completed a year since making his comeback in international cricket after a three-year break. During this time, his fitness and competitiveness have been praiseworthy. He was part of the side that beat New Zealand in Bangladesh’s miraculous Test win in Mount Maunganui last month.
The ODIs against Afghanistan, part of the World Cup Super League, will be held in Chattogram on February 23, 25 and 28. The two T20Is are in Dhaka on March 3 and 5.