It came as a setback for the Bangladesh A cricket team, when the spearhead of their fast bowling, Taskin Ahmed, had to be ruled out of the Bangladesh A’s tour against India A. It all happened after he encountered a side strain while playing in the first one dayer of the series. The right-arm fast-medium bowler will now be replaced by the 23-old young Kamrul Islam Rabbi, who is going to join the team soon.

Taskin has represented Bangladesh in 14 One Day Internationals and 3 T20Is. He has always been a star performer for the team and has also proved to be a key factor in Bangladesh’s recent success in the ODI series played at home. In the match, Taskin started impressively, dismissing the opposition captain Unmukt Chand. His left was also injured earlier in the home series against India in June and he had to take a three-month break to recover for the present tour.

The replacement, Rabbi, is a right-arm fast bowler who has played for Bangladesh A earlier too. He averages 54.47 with 21 first-class wickets in the current year. Hopefully, he will be able to assume the responsibility that Taskin used to perform.


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