Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman might not be as mysterious as he was at the beginning of his career but the left-arm paceman managed to achieve a feat he can be happy about against India in Colombo yesterday.
Bangladesh are gearing up for the second ODI against Ireland in Chelmsford today after the first ODI was abandoned due to inclement weather and while rain remains a concern, the conditions allow the new ball to move quite a bit and provide extra bounce on the surface. Even if it proves difficult for the top-order, pacer Shoriful Islam was enjoying the experience and the challenge.
Mustafizur Rahman has found game time hard to come by in the ongoing Indian Premier League. The left-arm pacer, since joining his Delhi Capitals side on April 1, has only featured in two matches, remaining highly ineffective in both of those games.
Axar Patel starred with bat and bowl and impact sub Mukesh Kumar held his nerve as Delhi Capitals edged Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven runs in a low-scoring Indian Premier League battle on Monday.
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The chance was there for Delhi Capitals to register their first win in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but skipper David Warner said, despite a brilliant effort, two deliveries from Mustafizur Rahman eventually saw the match go Mumbai Indians’ favour at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi yesterday.
Mustafizur did not feature for his side in their previous three outings. Delhi lost all of those games
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Indian Premier League side Delhi Capitals left Mustafizur out of their best eleven in their match against Gujarat Titans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday.