Taskin Ahmed to be ready for the bowling action test soon

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Bangladesh's Taskin Ahmed, bowlsd during the ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament against Oman at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium in Dharamsala, India, Sunday, March 13, 2016. (AP Photo /Tsering Topgyal)

Bangladesh fast bowler, Taskin Ahmed, who was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from bowling in international cricket along with his fellow spinner, Arafat Sunny since August due to having an illegal bowling action.

Taskin Ahmed has undergone a rehabilitation session to fix his bowling action with a local coach, Mahbub Ali Zaki, he also played Dhaka Premier League during April to June. Taskin took a bowling action test in front of BCB’s bowling-action review committee, who had six cameras to assess his action at National Cricket Academy in Mirpur.

“I never really needed a major change in my bowling action, because the problem wasn’t that big,” Taskin told ESPNCricinfo. “They found three deliveries faulty out of seven overs.

“It feels good that we have such technologies at home now. The test has given me more confidence. I have spoken to a number of experts who said that my bowling action has improved. If I keep going at this rate, I will be ready for the main test soon.”

The committee is yet to analyze his bowling action. BCB’s Management Information Systems manager Nasir Ahmed said, “We have taken his footage in a professional way, for the first time since his rehab began. We will analyse the footage of this test and those from his rehab,” he added, “We will see his progress before sending him for the ICC bowling action test.”

He went on to say, “We have done the test in 2D camera, but the ICC’s test will be in 3D so it will be hard to be 100% sure about his action. But we can judge how much he has improved and whether he has been able to grasp what he was told to work on.”

Taskin and Sunny Arafat are expected to take the official bowling action test soon as the coach, Chandika Hathurusingha wants to have the pair in their series against England in October.

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