Mustafizur Rahman might be suffering from fatigue, says BCB

Bangladesh’s frontline pacer Mustafizur Rahman‘s participation in the English Twenty20 (T20) tournament for Sussex is in jeopardy after Bangladesh’s officials said that they feared the lanky pacer might suffer a burnout. The young left-arm pacer who made rounds in the recently concluded Indian Premier League was one of the key reasons behind Sunrisers Hyderabad’s successful journey to the title. He scalped 17 wickets and was awarded as the emerging player of the tournament and also the first overseas cricketer to have won this award.  ALSO READ: Best economy rates, most dot balls bowled and other bowling stats from IPL 2016.

Mustafizur is expected to join Sussex next week after being roped in as their second overseas cricketer in the NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup. But his participation is now in doubt as the officials have said that they would first run a check up on his fitness and health. READ MORE: Best strike-rates, most sixes and other batting stats from IPL 2016

BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted by a report by AFP saying, “We will assess his condition next week before making a final decision on whether he’ll be allowed to play in England.”

Baizidul Islam, Bangladesh national team physio, said that Rahman did not worsen any injury during the IPL. But the board was bothered about the excess workload he undergone ion the recent times. Islam said, “We must consider that he played 19 matches in two months after recovering from injuries. So there must be some fatigue. He also developed some problems in his right ankle which is creating a problem for his landing after completing a delivery. He needs some rest to remove the stress. If he continues like this he may collapse any time. We need to assess him carefully to see how long he needs to stay away from cricket.”