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Is Fizz finally heading to Hove?

  • Published at 09:17 pm June 24th, 2016
  • Last updated at 07:35 pm June 25th, 2016
Is Fizz finally heading to Hove?

Sussex’s summer-long dream of getting one of the best young bowlers in world cricket into their one-day team finally looks like happening.

The county signed Bangladesh left-armer Mustafizur Rahman last winter when he was virtually unknown outside Asia.

But after some spectacular performances by the 20-year old for his country, in the 2016 World Twenty20 and then in the Indian Premier League, Mustafizur’s star is firmly in the ascendancy.

He was due to arrive at Hove in early June but after starring for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL he returned home to rest and receive treatment for wear and tear injuries.

But head coach Mark Davis has confirmed that Mustafizur is expected to be at Hove in time to make his debut on July 15 against Hampshire in the NatWest T20 Blast.

“It has been a bit difficult to pin Fizz down. His rehab after the IPL took longer than expected and he found it quite difficult to leave once he went back home,” Davis was quoted as saying in The County Times.

“So it will be good to finally have him with us. I think he’s one of the most exciting and unorthodox bowlers in world cricket at the moment and playing in England will help us and be valuable experience for him as well,” he added.