“I would be very happy personally if we can reach the final,” says Taskin Ahmed ahead of the Asian Cup.
(210615) Dhaka (Bangladesh): Second ODI – India vs Bangladesh (Batch 1). Image source: IANS News
Dhaka, August 27: Bangladeshi fast bowler Taskin Ahmed said he would personally be very happy if the team can reach the final of the upcoming Asian Cup, which will be held from August 30 to September 17 in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh will open their 2023 AFC Asian Cup campaign against hosts Sri Lanka on August 31 in Pallekele before facing Afghanistan in Lahore on September 3. And Taskin will be tasked with being a key player in the line bowling, particularly with Ibadot. Hussein out of the field due to a knee injury
He added, “Our main goal is to play the final of the Asian Cup because the achievement of the teams is the biggest achievement. Personally, I would be very happy if we could reach the final and we could play as one team.”
Taskin was quoted: “Please everyone pray for us. Obviously we would like to become the champions but the main thing is to play better cricket since our World Cup is coming soon. If we can play our best cricket then it is possible We become the hero.” According to what was reported by the Daily Star newspaper, before the team left the airport on Sunday.
The report also said that Jalal Yunus, Chairman of the Cricket Operations Committee of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), had confirmed that opening batsman Leighton Das would not be on board with the Bangladeshi squad to Sri Lanka due to a fever.
He added that the young Tanzim Hassan Saqib, who was recruited as a replacement for the injured Abadot, will travel to Sri Lanka on another flight at a later time as his ticket has not been confirmed.
The top two teams from Groups A and B will qualify for the AFC Super Four Cup, where they will play three more matches at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium, which will also host the final on September 17.
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