Mustafizur to return home on April 25 to join national squad
Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman will have an early exit for his team Sunrisers Hyderabad from the ongoing 10th edition of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) as the cutter master is set to fly back home on April 25 and will travel with the team to Sussex. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ জাতীয় দলে যোগ দিতে দেশে ফিরছেন মুস্তাফিজ]
However, it has been learnt that that the other Bangladeshi representative in IPL – Shakib al Hasan will render his services to franchise Kolkata Knight Riders till May 4 before joining the national camp in Ireland ahead of the start of the series. [Read also: Bangladesh share trophy with India]
Mustafizur has so far played only one match in this season’s IPL. In the match against Mumbai Indians, he proved to be too much expensive, conceding 34 runs off just 2.4 overs. Since that match, he hasn’t any more match playing oppotunity for the David Warner-led side.
Last year, Mustafizur played a total of 16 games where he scalped 17 wickets at an economy rate of 6.90. He received high praises for his great performance. This year though has not been a good one for him and he might not get another chance now.
On the other hand, Bangladesh national cricket team will leave for England on April 26. They will first hold a 10-day conditioning camp in Sussex before heading to Ireland to play a tri-nation series involving the hosts and New Zealand as the other two sides.
After the completion of the tri-series on May 24, Bangladesh will again head back to England where they will play the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. As per the schedule, Bangladesh will face hosts England in the first game of the ICC tournament on June 1 before taking on Australia and New Zealand on June 5 and 9 respectively.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com