Taskin Ahmed

Bangladesh
Age
April 3, 1995 (26 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Dhaka
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
Bangladesh
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast

Taskin Ahmed is a 25-year-old right-arm fast bowler and a left-handed batsman who has represented Bangladesh in all three formats in international cricket.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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Bowling
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Team played

Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Dhaka Metropolis, Bangladesh Under-19, Chattogram Challengers, Sylhet Thunder, Rangpur Rangers, Bangladesh Central Zone, Bangladesh North Zone, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Abahani Limited, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Legends of Rupganj, Kandahar Knights, Najmul XI

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
46
23
6
69
14
4.06
168
41.07
0
0
6
0
T20I
26
11
5
49
15*
8.17
50
98
0
0
6
1
Test
8
13
1
149
75
12.42
320
46.56
0
1
15
2
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
46
40
1856
1786
54
5/28
5.77
33.07
34.37
3
1
0
T20I
26
24
472
660
16
2/32
8.39
41.25
29.5
0
0
0
Test
8
14
1599
1045
19
4/78
3.92
55
84.16
2
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Test Career

Taskin Ahmed has taken 7 wickets in 5 Test matches at an average of 97.42. He played his first Test against New Zealand in Wellington on 12 January 2017. Unfortunately for Taskin, he is yet to feature in a Test match to be won by Bangladesh. All his matches have been held abroad against very strong teams. For instance, his best bowling figures of 2/36 were achieved against India in Hyderabad (India) in February 2017 when a batting lineup led by Virat Kohli piled up a first-innings score of 687/6 declared. Bangladesh could not manage more than 388 in reply. In India’s second knock, Taskin took the wickets of openers Vijay and Rahul to reduce the hosts to 23/2. Nevertheless, the first-innings lead 299 proved enough for India who set Bangladesh a target of 459 before bowling them out for 250 to record a 209-run victory. Taskin played his last Test against South Africa in Potchefstroom on 28 September 2017.

ODI Career

Taskin has played 32 ODIs in which he has taken 45 wickets at an average of 31.17. Taskin could not have dreamt of a better debut performance than figures of 5/28 to help bowl out India for 105 in Dhaka on 17 June 2014. However, the Bangladesh batsmen crafted their own collapse to be all for 58, enabling India to win by 47 runs by the D/L method in a rain-curtailed game. Taskin underscored his effectiveness in white-ball cricket with returns of 3 for 43 against Scotland in Nelson in a Pool A match of the ICC World Cup on 5 March 2015. Ahmed owed it to the Bangladesh batsmen to make his bowling count by chasing down a tall target of 319 runs with 6 wickets and 11 balls to spare. On 9 June 2017, in a Champions Trophy game in Cardiff, Taskin took 2/43 against New Zealand to help restrict the Kiwis to 265/8, paving the way for Bangladesh to effect a 5-wicket win with 16 balls to spare. He played his last ODI against South Africa in East London on 22 October 2017.

T20I Career

In 19 T20Is, Taskin has taken 12 wickets at an average of 36.50. He played his first T20I against Australia in Dhaka on 1 April 2014. On 24 April 2015, in the only T20I on Pakistan’s tour of Bangladesh that year, the guests batted first. Taskin took 1/29, responsible for the wicket of opener Ahmed Shehzad, helping to restrict Pakistan to 141/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Bangladesh chased down the target with 7 wickets and 22 balls to spare. On 2 March 2016, in the Asia Cup held in Dhaka, with an extremely frugal bowling performance in which he gave away only 14 runs in 4 overs, Taskin enabled Bangladesh to restrict Pakistan to 129/7 before chasing down the required runs in 19.1 overs with 5 wickets in hand. With an even more frugal spell of one wicket for 8 runs against Oman in Dharamsala, in a first-round group match played on 13 March 2016, Taskin contributed to Bangladesh’s 54-run win (by the D/L method) by helping to restrict Oman to 65/9 in 12 overs. Taskin was a trifle expensive (1/40 in 3 overs) in his last T20I against Sri Lanka in Colombo on 10 March 2018 but the Bangladesh batsmen performed well and managed to chase down a target of 215 runs with 5 wickets and 2 balls to spare.

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