A recurrence of back and hand injuries meant the 23-year old Taskin last played for Bangladesh in the Nidahas T20I tri-nation series in Sri Lanka in March this year
Bangladesh paceman Taskin Ahmed has lamented his recent run of injuries but vowed to return to full fitness within two weeks. A recurrence of back and hand injuries meant the 23-year old Taskin last played for Bangladesh in the Nidahas T20I tri-nation series in Sri Lanka in March this year.
He returned to competitive international action during the fourth and penultimate one-dayer against host Ireland A Wednesday only to suffer a hand injury again after bowling only five overs.
“I had a major back injury. And in a recent training session I suffered a hand injury and required seven stitches. And when my hand dried, the back injury returned during the tour of Ireland. After passing fitness test, I played the fourth one-dayer (against Ireland A), and bowled five overs. I suffered a hand injury again while throwing from third man,” said Taskin to the media at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Sunday.
“I required seven stitches back then but now I needed two. My hand got bruised. It was misfortune for me you can say. I suffered an injury in the same place twice. This is very unfortunate. I returned to the field after five-six months and I had to face a hand injury again. You can’t do anything about it really,” he added.
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Taskin said the stitches on his hand will be removed within five to seven days and that he is targeting a return in two weeks’ time.
“There are many matches ahead, if I attain match fitness then I will wait for the opportunity. To be honest, I was in good rhythm. (BCB High Performance) bowling coach Champaka [Ramanayake] was satisfied with my bowling. I was content personally with my bowling. But since I have incurred the injury, there’s no use thinking over it. My stitches will be removed within five-seven days. And I will return within maximum two weeks,” the right-arm paceman added.
“Mainly I had a back injury. I have almost recovered from that injury you can say. I could bowl easily. But I had to acclimatise. I underwent rehab after the injection. I did not go to Ireland unfit. I was fully fit,” he concluded.