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Bangladesh's pace bowler Taskin Ahmed is set to miss the Test series against West Indies scheduled to begin on June 16, 2022.
Ahmed has been plagued with injuries in his short career and currently is nursing a shoulder injury. He injured himself during the Durban Test and was ruled out of the remainder of the South African tour. The right-arm quick is also sitting out of the ongoing Sri Lanka series.
Speaking to Cricbuzz, BCB Chief Physician Debashish Chowdhury said that the 27-year-old would need four to six weeks of rehabilitation before participating in any cricket.
"We will go for conservative management for the next four weeks and see what happens. We can't be certain if he will miss whole series. We can't say a month before the series whether he will be ruled out. The team will leave on during the first week of June, so it may be that we will think of his inclusion for the shorter versions," Chowdhury briefed.
Taskin's rehab will start around May 20th or 22nd. He had just recently returned home from London after having an assessment done by a specialist doctor.
The Dhaka-born cricketer has played 11 Tests for Bangladesh, with 25 wickets to his name. His career-best 4 for 82 came against Zimbabwe last year in Harare.
Upon his return, he said, 'I think it is too early to say when I will be available because everything will depend on my improvement but I am eager to play again as soon as possible."
The Bangladesh Tigers will travel to West Indies on June 6 for a full-fledged series. The two teams will play two Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is across June and July 2022.
The first Test will be in Antigua, with the second Test being played in St Lucia. The T20Is will be spread across two venues - Dominica and Guayana, with the former hosting the first two games.
The three ODIs will occur at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on July 10, 13, and 16.