Taskin Ahmed ruled out of ODI series in New Zealand


Taskin Ahmed has been ruled out from the Bangladesh squad for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand next week. The fast bowler suffered a left ankle injury while attempting a catch near the boundary during Sylhet Sixers’ BPL game against Chittagong Vikings on Friday.

“We can tell the extent of his injury after we get the MRI report but he is out of the ODI series against New Zealand,” Dr Debashish Chowdhury, BCB’s chief medical officer, said.

The injury comes as a heartbreak for Taskin, whose BPL performances had earned him an ODI recall after more than a year out of the side. Taskin currently tops the BPL wicket-takers’ list this season, with 22 in 12 games at an average of 14.45, while maintaining an economy rate of 8.55.

Either Ebadat Hossain or Shafiul Islam is likely to be named as Taskin’s replacement.

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