A mixed news for Sunrisers Hyderabad fans is that their last year’s star fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh will bid adieu to Indian Premier League 2017 on April 25th. He will travel to England for a preparatory camp prior to their tri series with hosts Ireland and New Zealand.
The Bangladeshi left-arm seam bowler was unavailable in the early stages of IPL this year due to over workload of his national side. They played a long series against Sri Lanka and he was a bit exhausted so he joined SRH a bit late. Bangladesh Cricket Board didn’t allow him to play straightaway from match 1 of IPL.
But the IPL had other plans for the young rookie bowler. He played his first game against the mighty Mumbai Indians who are the two-time champions of this tournament and one of the strongest sides over the years. They smashed Rahman all over the park as he leaked 34 in just 2 overs.
Because of this very poor outing of his, the team management was forced to make him sit on the bench for the next two games. The thing with the specialist bowlers is they can’t bat properly and are often weak in fielding department also so if they doesn’t perform with the ball then there is no place for them in the team.
Last year, Rahman was a key man for SRH in their title winning campaign as he was a go to bowler in any situation for his captain David Warner. He grabbed 17 wickets last year with an economy under 7 which is excellent in T20 cricket especially when you are playing against some of the best batsmen in the world.
Bangladesh, after playing their tri series in Ireland, will stay there for their next biggest and historical assignment, the champions’ trophy. They have qualified for it for the first time in their history. They will face hosts England, Australia and New Zealand in their group in that tournament.