“We will miss Mustafiz”: Taskin

Taskin Ahmed expressed his perspectives during a press briefing after net session in Hyderabad.

About his feelings to be in India

It feels good as we are here for the first time to play a test match. It’s a good opportunity to show the world that we can play well. India is a world famous team and it’s a good opportunity for the young players like us to execute our skills and merits.

About the wicket and condition

The condition here is quite different than New Zealand and actually all subcontinent tracks are flat and good for batting. They also offer turns to the spinners and we, the pacers have to adjust our line-length here to get success. Actually, we are not bothering about bouncy track or slow track. We are just focusing on our practice and expecting to execute our plans in the match.

About his ability to reverse bowl in the late overs

We are practicing and we are learning. Unfortunately our team doesn’t have many experienced fast bowlers but are have proven our efficiency in the international arena so far. We are hoping that we will get reverse swing in the match.

About taking the wicket of Virat

It really feels good to get a wicket of a world class batsman. It will be cherished if I get the wicket of Kohli. But my target is to pick up every top order batsman of India as they are all of world class quality.

About India-Bangladesh rivalry in the recent past

I actually don’t believe in any kind of rivalry. Social medias actually make this kind of stuffs.

About his bowling action

I am very much confident now and I’m working hard. Our coaching staffs like Walsh are also supporting me. I have bowled quicker coming after the rehabilitation process and also went through the test in Brisbane. My action is completely okay now.

About the impacts of Walsh

It’s really good for us as he is one of the legends in the game of cricket. It’s really good to have him and we are learning many things from him.

About the practice match

Tomorrow’s match is really important. We have just returned from New Zealand and the condition is pretty much different from there. In New Zealand, balls carried really well to the keeper but here the track is little bit slow. Tomorrow’s match will really help us to adjust this condition and we are hopeful to utilize it properly.

About his personal goal

If I get the opportunity, I’ll put my maximum effort and will try to bowl a match-turning spell in favor of the team.

About the absence of Mustafiz

Many fast bowlers are coming to the national team now and all of them are highly potential. But it’s true that we’ll miss Mustafiz. He’s a world class fast bowler and can change the course of the match. But unfortunately he is not fit enough and hopefully he will come back and together we will bowl soon.