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Taskin: Bangladesh bowlers looking to improve their batting

  • Published at 09:00 PM December 30, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:17 AM December 31, 2017
Taskin: Bangladesh bowlers looking to improve their batting
Bangladesh's Taskin Ahmed shares a light moment during training in Dhaka SaturdayDhaka Tribune

Taskin Ahmed ended the year relatively well, picking up 14 wickets in 10 innings at an average of 23.92 in the BPL T20 for Chittagong Vikings

With the tri-nation series comprising host Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe weeks away, Tigers fast bowler Taskin Ahmed said they are looking to improve their lower-order batting.

“In close matches, the bowlers have to play a role with the bat. In that regard, lower order batting of the other countries are much improved. It’s not that we are not improving. It is better than before. If we can add 15/20 runs in the lower order then we will be benefited. The chance of winning will increase,” said Taskin to the media.

“We are training learning how to play positively. We have to punish the bad ball. We won’t play bad shots. We are trying to play straight, basic cricket. You will get to see the bowlers batting well,” he added.


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The right-arm fast bowler ended the year relatively well, picking up 14 wickets in 10 innings at an average of 23.92 in the BPL T20 for Chittagong Vikings.

Prior to that however, Taskin experienced a below-par tour of South Africa where he failed to initiate regular breakthroughs as the Tigers suffered convincing defeats across all the three formats. Taskin though said they are looking to make a comeback in the upcoming tri-series.

“Truth be told, the last two series did not go all that well for us. Especially, the South Africa tour was a bad one for our bowlers. Hopefully we will come back in the next series. Everyone is working hard. Everyone is determined to do well. Outcome will also be good hopefully,” he said.


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As far as his individual performance is concerned, Taskin said, “I worked on my skill during the drills – the correct position of the seam, out-swing, in-swing, in-cut. I worked on my strengths, and how I can improve. I also worked on my accuracy.”

He added, “[Khaled Mahmud] Sujon sir has been working with the fast bowlers since our childhood. He knows our strengths. My main strength is natural in-cut. Maybe in South Africa, I worked too much with my out-swing. That’s why perhaps my main strength was not on display. Sujon sir is focusing on this. Hopefully it will be okay.”

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