Taskin had the offer to feature in three matches for Multan Sultans till 26th February, but the right-arm seamer, who had recently recovered from a hamstring injury, decided not to act on it.
“It’s an essential series. It would not have looked good if I missed any of the matches [against England] after accepting a PSL offer for just a few games. As I just recovered from an injury, it is important to be fully fit. So, I do not have any regrets,” Taskin said after working with physio Julian Calefato, in charge of the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) rehab centre at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on last 18th February.
Taskin could not play the final three matches for Dhaka Dominators in the recently-concluded Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) due to a strain in his leg that he suffered while fielding in a game during the Sylhet phase of the BPL.
Last year, Taskin denied an IPL offer from Lucknow Super Giants as he was already on tour to South Africa with the national side. Taskin received compensation from the BCB for declining the offer.
“Board [BCB] gave me an honorarium [for not going to play in the IPL]. So, I do not have any regrets. My main target is to play for the national side in the coming days. If I can do well for the national side, then I will get more offers in the future,” Taskin added.
England is scheduled to arrive in the country on 24th February for three ODIs and as many T20Is. The first ODI is slated to begin on 1st March in Mirpur. The T20I series will begin on 9th March in Chattogram.