Mustafizur Rahman became the 10th player in history to pick up a five-wicket haul on ODI debut © AFP
Mustafizur Rahman became the 10th player in history to pick up a five-wicket haul on ODI debut © AFP

Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has joined Sussex for their Natwest T20 Blast competition. Mustafizur is set to be the first ever Bangladesh to play for Sussex. Mustafizur has been Bangladesh’s star since he made his international debut against India in 2015, where he became only the 10th bowler in history to take a five-wicket haul on One-Day International (ODI) debut. His heroics in that series help Bangladesh clinch the ODI series against India. he was also part of the team that beat South Africa in an ODI series as well. On his Test debut against South Africa, he finished with figures of 4 for 37. READ: Mustafizur Rahman has proven how mentally strong he is: Mashrafe Mortaza

His career best ODI figures of 6 for 43 came against India in his second match itself. Mustafizur was recently ruled out the Asia Cup T20 2016, which is being played in his home country. Tamim Iqbal, who was absent for the initial stages of the tournament has been ma,ed as his replacement. Mustafizur will also feature for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016. He will available for the entire season for Sussex Sharks, subject to SRH’s progress in the IPL, reports skysports.com. READ: Mustafizur Rahman out of Asia Cup T20 2016 with injury; Bangladesh name Tamim Iqbal as replacement

Mustafizur expressed his excitement after signing for Sussex. He said, “I am very excited to get an opportunity in county cricket. It has always been an ambition of mine to play in England and I am thankful to Sussex for this opportunity. I hope I can repay the faith they have shown in me with my performances on the field.”

Sussex head coach Mark Davis said: “I am really excited to have Mustafizur join us at Sussex Cricket. He is a cricketer with incredible ability and is currently one of the bright young talents of world cricket. His unorthodox bowling variations make him a very difficult customer to bat against, and he will be a brilliant addition to our team.”