Taskin a doubt for SA limited-overs matches

Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed is in doubt for the T20 and ODI series against South Africa, starting next month, after suffering a tear to his left side in the recent series against India.

The 20 year-old Taskin picked up the injury while bowling in the second ODI of the three-match series and consequently missed the final ODI.

The right-arm paceman is now in a race against time to be fit for the two T20 matches against the Proteas, on 5 and 7 July, and maybe a more realistic goal will be to get right for the three ODI matches on the 10, 12 and 15 July.

Taskin said: "I felt a bit of tightness on my left side while bowling in the second game [against India] and I hurt myself in the training session before the third game.

"The physio sent me to do an MRI immediately but I am hoping I will be fit within a short time for the South Africa series."  

With the Tigers having won their first bilateral series against India and always improving, Taskin hopes to be part of the set-up for a while.

He said: "I am getting newer experiences day by day. We are doing well as a team. I am personally happy to win the series against India and I hope we do well against South Africa."