‘Taskin needs just two weeks to correct bowling action’


Bangladesh pace sensation Taskin Ahmed began rehabilitation process on Monday in a bid to make comeback in international cricket as soon as possible. But everyone wants to know, how long will it take for Taskin to return?

Though the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is yet to reveal anything officially in this regard, Bangladesh’s national selector Habibul Bashar Sumon informed that the paceman wouldn’t need more than two weeks to correct his bowling action, which was found illegal earlier this month.


The former Tigers skipper said, “As per the rules, a bowler’s action is declared illegal when his elbow extension exceeds 15 degrees while he is in his delivery stride. For some bowlers like Saeed Ajmal or Prosper Utseya, it exceeded way beyond. And hence they had to change their entire bowling actions upside down, and they needed a long time.


“But for Taskin, the elbow action stands only 17 to 18 degrees for just one definite delivery. So he will not have to change his bowling action. He just needs to modify his action a bit. And it shouldn’t take more than two weeks. So hopefully he will play in national colours again very soon,” he added.


Once Taskin has corrected his action, he will have to undergo another test and justify his legality before returning to international cricket. Bangladesh’s next international assignment is expected to take place in August when they are scheduled to travel to India to play a one-off Test, their first in the country.