Taskin Ahmed Tazin is a Bangladeshi cricketer who was born on 3 April 1995 at Dhaka in Bangladesh. He is a left handed batsman and a right hand fast bowler who primarily plays as the fast bowler in his team. He is known for his 148 kmph delivery, which is the fastest delivery by a Bangladeshi cricketer in an official international cricket match.
Taskin Ahmed made his Test debut against New Zealand on 12 January 2017 at Wellington. He took 1 wicket in the match and New Zealand claimed a victory in the match by 7 wickets.
Taskin made his ODI debut against India on 17 June 2014 at Dhaka where he took 5 wickets for 28 runs in 8 overs. Although India won the match by 47 runs, Taskin was praised for his brilliant performance in his first match.
Taskin also made his T20I debut at his home ground of Dhaka against Australia on 1 April 2014 where he took the wicket of Glenn Maxwell. However, Australia won the match by 7 wickets.
Rise to Glory
Taskin Ahmed rose to prominence when he was called in as a replacement for Mashrafe Mortaza against Australia. He did not miss the opportunity and dismissed Glenn Maxwell on a fine delivery. He was then signed in by Chittagong Vikings for the Bangladesh Premier League where he showcased his brilliant bowling skills and went on to become one of the most important bowlers for his team over the years.
Taskin Ahmed suffered an injury during the 2013 season of the Bangladesh Premier League and had to spent one full season in rehabilitation. Also, he was banned from bowling in the 2016 ICC World T20 for illegal action, but each time he came out of the odds and is now a regular member of the national team of Bangladesh.
Taskin Ahmed started playing in the Bangladesh Premier League as a part of the Chittagong Kings franchise and took 8 wickets in the 4 matches played in the 2013 season of the tournament. His best bowling figures were 4/31 against Duronto Rajshahi.
Taskin Ahmed played for Chittagong Vikings in the 2016 season of Bangladesh Premier League and took 4 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 53.25. Taskin Ahmed improved his performance in the next season and took 15 wickets in 11 matches of the 2017 season of Bangladesh Premier League while playing for Chittagong Vikings. He also took 5 wickets in the match against Sylhet Sixers that season.
Taskin Ahmed again played for Chittagong Vikings in the 2018 season and took 14 wickets in 11 matches of the tournament with a bowling average of 23.92 and conceded 335 runs in the tournament. In the 2019 season, he played for Sylhet Sixers and took 22 wickets in 12 matches, which made him the highest wicket taker of the tournament in the season.