Mahmud: "It would be too much for Taskin to play three formats"

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Mahmud: "It would be too much for Taskin to play three formats"

Taskin Ahmed after returning to the national team was one of the best players and he really showed how much he can and how much he knows. The Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to reward him for his good performances in the national team, especially for the game against the West Indies.

It paid off for Ahmed to wait due to injuries and the form he was in and he is now one of the key players. However, in spite of everything, Ahmed should not perform at T20Is, because that would probably be too much for him.

Mahmud on his national team career

Khaled Mahmud decided to comment on such an issue and confirmed that it is still too much for such a player to play all 3 formats and that it can cost them "Look we have to understand that we cannot put an overload on Taskin as it can backfire," said Mahmud, as quoted by cricbuzz
"Taskin bowled a lot of overs in the Test series against Sri Lanka.

He is very much in the ODI plans but if we push him to play all three formats all the time it can be harmful in the long run. "We need to make a balance somewhere and that is most important if we want long service from players like Taskin."

Taskin confirmed to cricbuzz that he had talked to team management and that they had talked about his games in all three formats ''Yes, Nannu Sir (chief selector Minhajul Abedin) spoke with me after the series (two Tests against Sri Lanka),'' said Taskin.

' 'It is not that I will not play T20Is. It's just that they wanted me to concentrate on Tests and ODIs." Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury will soon decide on the number of players to be on the list "In the last board meeting we decided that we will take a final decision regarding how many cricketers are going to be in the central contract in our next board meeting," said Nizamuddin.

"As you all know, we basically finalize the contract for the period of January-December. But we are doing it right now because we didn't play much international cricket last year for the coronavirus outbreak," he said.

"So the selection panel and the cricket operations committee are preparing the names taking into account the performance of the recent past. If we get the names in the next board meeting, then we will consider it to take the next decision," he added.