The Bangladesh cricket team had no shortage of strong players in their line-up. Among the players known for aggressive play on the field, Taskin Ahmed stands out as a formidable bowler for Bangladesh. While Ahmed became a vital player of the Bangladesh team, what is his story?
Here is some basic information on the Player:
Born on April 03, 1995, in Dhaka
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Taskin Ahmed is a player known for impressive pace bowling and has had a passion for cricket since childhood. Even when he was young, Ahmed stood out with his skills.
How Ahmed Had His Start
Taskin started cricket in the Abahani playground on January 10, 2007. One of his friends had convinced him to appear in the Abhani ground for the Under-12 team selection. Having played under-15 and under-17 levels, he was eventually chosen to represent the Bangladesh national under-19 cricket team.
When Taskin Made His Debut
Ahmed made his first-class debut for Dhaka Metropolis in October 2011 against Barisal Division.
On April 1, 2014, Taskin Ahmed made his T20I debut and claimed the wicket of Glenn Maxwell during the match. Later, on June 17, 2014, he became the first Bangladeshi ODI debut bowler to take five wickets in a match, which he achieved against India.
Taskin’s Test debut came on January 12, 2017, in a match against New Zealand, during which he took his first Test wicket by dismissing Kane Williamson.
Ahmed was selected in Bangladesh’s squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup for his outstanding performance in domestic cricket in the 2014 season.
Taskin Ahmed’s Career Rise and Achievements
Taskin Ahmed has a distinctive high-arm action when he bowls, executed smoothly after a controlled run-up. He developed his cricketing skills through the academy system in Dhaka, specifically at the Abahani ground nets located in his neighbourhood of Mohammadpur.
Long before his international debut, Taskin Ahmed rose to fame on the internet. In 2012, a video of his spell against England Under-19s was uploaded to Youtube, showcasing his impressive fast bowling that had batsmen struggling and wicketkeepers diving to catch the ball. This footage captured the attention of viewers worldwide, sparking curiosity and interest in the talented Bangladeshi cricketer.
During that time, Ahmed was the highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh, taking 11 wickets.
Taskin Ahmed’s career took a significant turn in his second Twenty20 match in the BPL 2 for the Chittagong Kings. During the semi-final against Duronto Rajshahi, his impressive bowling figures of 4/31 earned him the title of man of the match. This performance was a turning point for Taskin, as he took eight wickets in four matches, solidifying his reputation as a skilled and effective bowler.
The Latest on Taskin Ahmed
During the 2022 T20 World Cup, Taskin Ahmed emerged as Bangladesh’s leading wicket-taker, taking eight wickets in five matches.