Taskin Ahmed Replaces Mortaza

Mashrafe Mortaza hits out
Mashrafe Mortaza hits out against India, the game in which he injured his knee
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Bangladesh have called up 18-year-old medium pace bowler Taskin Ahmed to replace Mashrafe Mortaza, who has a knee injury, in their ICC World Twenty20 squad.

Mortaza sustained the injury during Bangladesh's defeat to India on Friday and has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

Bangladesh play their final game later today, against Australia, with both sides unable to progress to the semi-finals.

The uncapped Taskin has played four Twenty20 games and 10 first-class matches, taking eight and 24 wickets respectively.

The Event Technical Committee has approved the late change to Bangladesh's squad.

Taskin is the second replacement player to join Bangladesh's squad after Rubel Hossain dislocated a finger and was replaced by Ziaur Rahman.

Although Mortaza suffered the injury in the game against India, which Bangladesh lost by eight wickets, he went on to play against Pakistan, where Bangladesh lost by 50 runs, a defeat that knocked them out of the tournament.

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