When last the ODI World Cup was played in South Asia, in 2011, five of the top seven wicket-takers in that tournament were spin bowlers. In the recent Asia Cup, however, in which more matches were played in Colombo (a notoriously spin-friendly venue) than any other venue, five of the top seven wicket-takers were seam bowlers.
Captain Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal has asked for rest in the third and final ODI against New Zealand, confirmed selector Habibul Bashar on Sunday.
From the remaining five players from respective participants, one more pacer made the cut: pacer Jasprit Bumrah of India. Here is the full list of players to watch:
Pacer Taskin Ahmed said that if Bangladesh are able to play their best cricket, it won’t be impossible for them to clinch the Asia Cup.
Taskin Ahmed's short stint in the Zim Afro T10 league was tremendous -- the pacer ended up among the highest wicket-takers with 11 scalps from seven games maintaining a very impressive economy rate.
The right-arm pacer expressed satisfaction over his performance and the overall experience despite his team having failed to qualify for final.
Bangladesh’s strike pacer Taskin Ahmed will not be getting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to workload management concerns.
The LPL is set to get underway from July 30 and slated to be played till August 20. Bangladesh national team will, however, hold a training camp ahead of the Asia Cup from July 31.
Taskin ended as the best performer with the ball for Bulawayo Braves in both the games they played on Friday while Mushfiqur scored the highest for his Joburg Buffaloes side