Full name Taskin Ahmed
Born April 3, 1995, Dhaka
Current age 21 years 115 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Bangladesh Under-19s, Chittagong Kings, Dhaka Metropolis, Dhaka Metropolis
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Jun 17, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Jun 21, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Australia at Dhaka, Apr 1, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Kolkata, Mar 16, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Barisal Division v Dhaka Metropolis at Barisal, Oct 30-Nov 2, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Central Zone (Bangladesh) v North Zone (Bangladesh) at Dhaka, Feb 22-25, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||Bangladesh A v England Lions at Chittagong, Jan 13, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Abahani Limited v Prime Bank Cricket Club at Dhaka, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Chittagong Kings v Dhaka Gladiators at Dhaka, Feb 14, 2013 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Kolkata, Mar 16, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/45||Abahani Ltd||v Prime Bank||Dhaka||22 Jun 2016||LA|
|5, 2/31||Abahani Ltd||v Rupganj||Savar (3)||20 Jun 2016||LA|
|3/30||Abahani Ltd||v Victoria SC||Dhaka||18 Jun 2016||LA|
|1/22||Abahani Ltd||v Mohammedan||Savar (3)||15 Jun 2016||LA|
|10, 1/21||Abahani Ltd||v Prime DSC||Savar (3)||12 Jun 2016||LA|
|2/22||Abahani Ltd||v Cricket CS||Savar (3)||6 Jun 2016||LA|
|2/53, 0*||Abahani Ltd||v Prime DSC||Savar (3)||28 May 2016||LA|
|4/32||Abahani Ltd||v Gazi Group||Savar (3)||24 May 2016||LA|
|6*, 1/53||Abahani Ltd||v Kalabagan CA||Fatullah||16 May 2016||LA|
|38*, 1/42||Abahani Ltd||v Mohammedan||Dhaka||12 May 2016||LA|
Even before he was anywhere near making his international debut, Taskin Ahmed became an internet sensation. A video of his spell against England Under-19s in 2012 found its way to Youtube, and the sight of a Bangladeshi fast bowler ripping it past batsman and hitting the wicketkeeper's gloves quite hard and high made people curious.
Taskin is a tall fast bowler, with a body structure slightly akin to Mashrafe Mortaza. He bowls with a high-arm action, after coming in from a smooth run-up. He is a product of Dhaka's cricket academy scene, having learned his craft at the Abahani ground nets, living nearby in Mohammadpur.
He burst into the domestic scene with a four-wicket haul in the 2013 BPL, but he suffered a knee injury soon after which kept him sidelined for nearly a year. He went through rehabilitation work during the time, and as he slowly recovered, Taskin bowled in the Bangladesh nets regularly.
The coaching staff was impressed by his ability, and kept him in the radar for a very long time, until they found the right time to blood him. Taskin made his T20 debut for Bangladesh in the World T20, and has been retained in the ODI squad for the India series in June 2014.
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