Taskin hoping to be fit for Zimbabwe series

Bangladesh seamer Taskin Ahmed is hoping to make his comeback into international cricket when the Tigers take on Zimbabwe in a limited series next month, with the dates of the tour yet to be finalised.

The 20 year-old Taskin was sidelined with injury for Bangladesh's home series against South Africa in July but made his comeback with the Bangladesh A side on their recent tour to India.

Taskin, who was a star for the Asian side when the reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time earlier this year, has played in 20 ODIs and three T20s for the Tigers.

The right-arm paceman said: "I am now in a much better condition. The injury has developed a lot. There is no pain anymore. I am doing gym regularly to get rid of the effects of the injury.

"I haven't started bowling yet; but looking to start in a week, if not possible within next two to three days. First I will bowl with a limited run-up. It will take time to bowl with the regular run-up.

"Hopefully I will be completely fit by the BPL. But my aim is to make a return earlier. I have made the Zimbabwe series my target. I want to return through that series."