Taskin gets three stitches, under 72-hour observation

Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed has got three stitches on his hand, and will now be under observation before a final call being made regarding the future of his participation in the West Indies ODIs.

Taskin injured ahead of West Indies ODIs

The 25-year-old had received an injury scare on Monday, as he injured finger of his left hand during Bangladesh side’s practice session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium ahead of the ODI series against West Indies.

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Taskin was bowling in the nets to Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal when he tried to stop a drive and injured his finger in the process.

It is still unsure whether or not Taskin will be able to take the field during the three-match series starting January 20. He will be under observation for 72 hours, after which a final decision could be taken.

Another point to be noted is that the hand Taskin received the injury on is not his bowling hand. So one could still hope for his early recovery as well as availability against the Caribbeans.

“Taskin’s hand condition is good. He needed three stitches and will be under 72-hour observation. He only ripped off his skin, so it is not much serious,” said Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) physician Manjur Hossain Chowdhury to BDCricTime.

“Our medical team is quite optimistic. As the injury is not on his bowling hand, so he could play even with the bandage on,” he further added.

The series against West Indies will mark Bangladesh’s first international campaign after 10 months since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

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