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Bangladesh pace bowler Taskin Ahmed has declared himself fit ahead of the upcoming limited overs series against Zimbabwe next month.
Ahmed has not played any international cricket since suffering a tear on his left side during Bangladesh’s second ODI against India in June.
He did make an appearance for Bangladesh A during their tour of India in September, but aggravated the injury and subsequently returned home.
However, the 20-year-old revealed that he has made a full recovery and added that he is raring to make his comeback.
“There aren’t any problems now,” Taskin said. “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.”
Ahmed also admitted that he suffered a relapse in September due to the fact that he tried to rush back from the injury instead of giving it ample time to heal.
“I didn’t recover fully and had put myself under pressure,” he said. “But now I have worked hard on my rehabilitation in the past five weeks. I have found rhythm in my bowling too.”