Taskin declares himself fit for Zim series


Bangladesh seamer Taskin Ahmed has declared himself fit and ready for the upcoming ODI and T20 series against Zimbabwe, starting early next month.

The 20 year-old Taskin suffered a tear to his left side in June and has not played international cricket since, but has been bowling at a training camp this week.

Zimbabwe will platy three ODIs and two T20s against the Tigers, although it is thought the Bangladesh selectors will only pick Taskin for one of the formats to not burn him out.

Taskin said: "There aren't any problems now. I bowled with full effort on Wednesday and today so I am hoping there won't be any problems ahead too. I could bowl with my usual pace.

"I didn't complain to the physio. I will be more confident if I can bowl like this in the next couple of days.

"I am confident that since I am free of injury and I don't feel pain while bowling, I will do well if I get an opportunity to play."

"I didn't recover fully and had put myself under pressure. But now I have worked hard on my rehabilitation in the past five weeks. I have found rhythm in my bowling too."