Taskin ruled out of Ireland Test

Taskin Ahmed with Bangladesh pace bowling coach Allan DonaldShamsul Hoque

Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed has been ruled out of the one-off Test against Ireland due to a side-strain.

The pacer suffered a side strain during the recently concluded three-match Twenty20 series against the same opponents, which Bangladesh won 2-1.

Taskin claimed eight wickets in the series and was named the player of the series.

Bangladesh's Taskin Ahmed celebrates after dismissing Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne during the second day of the second and final Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy on 30 April 2021

The right-arm pacer didn’t take part in the national team’s preparation for the series. And on Monday, the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) medical wing informed that it would take Taskin at least two weeks to recover, ruling him out of the Test which starts in less than 24 hours.

The match will take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.

This will be the maiden Test between Bangladesh and Ireland.