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Bangladesh pace bowler Taskin Ahmed has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series against New Zealand due to a left ankle injury.
Taskin suffered the injury while attempting to take a catch near the boundary in the Sylhet Sixers’ Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) clash with the Chittagong Vikings on February 1.
While it remains unclear on serious the 23-year-old’s injury is, the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) chief medical officer Dr Debashish Chowdhury confirmed that he would be sidelined for the ODI series against New Zealand, which begins on February 13 in Napier.
“We can tell the extent of his injury after we get the MRI report but he is out of the ODI series against New Zealand,” Chowdhury was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
The injury is yet another setback for Taskin as he has been out of the national team for almost a year as his last game for Bangladesh was a Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka on March 10, 2018.
Taskin was recalled based on his performance in the ongoing BPL, where he is the highest wicket-taker with 22 wickets at an average of 14.45.
In addition to the three ODIs, Bangladesh will also play a three-Test series against the Black Caps, which will get underway on February 28 in Hamilton.