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‘Our main aim is to play the final of the Asia Cup’, says Taskin before leaving Dhaka



Photo: Taskin Ahmed at airport, Cricfrenzy


Pacer Taskin Ahmed believes if Bangladesh can play their best cricket, it won't be impossible to clinch the Asia Cup 2023.

The Tiger pacer said it at the Dhaka airport on Sunday before leaving for the Asia Cup mission in Sri Lanka today at 12.55 pm. 

"Our main aim is to play the final of the Asia Cup as the teams' achievement is the biggest achievement. I will be personally very happy if we can reach the final and could able to play as a team. Please everyone pray for us," Taskin told the media at the airport today.

"Obviously we wish to become the champion but the main thing is to play better cricket since we have the World Cup coming shortly. If we can play our best cricket it’s possible to become the champion," he said.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Cricket Board Cricket Operations committee chairman Jalal Yunus stated that opening batter Litton Das will not be part of the Bangladesh team flying to Sri Lanka today, due to a fever.

Tanzim Hasan Sakib, a young pacer, is also expected to miss the flight. The right-arm pacer, who was called in at the last minute to replace the injured Ebadot Hossain, will take a another flight because his ticket has not yet been confirmed.

Bangladesh will take on host Sri Lanka in their opening game of the Asia Cup on August 31 at Pallekele then the Tigers will fly to Pakistan for their second group stage match against Afghanistan.