ICC World Cup 2019: 8 heartbreaking exclusions from the tournament

These players deserved a chance.

2. Taskin Ahmed | Bangladesh

Taskin Ahmed
Taskin Ahmed of Bangladesh. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Taskin Ahmed has always been one of the most important members of the Bangladesh set-up. However, the selectors overlooked him and picked Abu Jayed in his place. Jayed is still an uncapped player and him getting an opportunity ahead of Taskin has surprised many. Abu Jayed was impressive in the Test series against New Zealand where he got to swing the new ball a great deal.

Hence, he was the preferred choice for the selectors. But this move left Taskin Ahmed heartbroken. He failed to hide his emotions in the public and broke out after the snub. The pacer has worked really hard on his fitness and was set to play the ODIs in New Zealand. However, an ankle injury a few days ahead of the series ruled him out and that might have affected his chances.


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