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Mustafizur Rahman of RR team Justifies Delay in joining squad for IPL 2021

Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman, who is yet to accompany the RR team ahead of IPL 2021, is anticipated to miss the first two fixtures of the season. He will represent the Rajasthan Royals team in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Although the talented bowler is anticipated to play a major role for the team considering his exploits in white-ball cricket, Sanju Samson and the squad will have to grasp the field without the player in the first two matches of the season. The talented youngster lately revealed the reason for the delay.

The 25 year old is presently stationed New Zealand beside the Bangladesh contingent. The cricketer is condemn to leave for India on Sunday, April 4. Bangladesh Cricket Board’s Senior Manager, Media & Communications Rabeed Imam, confirmed that Rahman is still with the Bangladesh team in New Zealand and has not flown to India after the accomplishment of the three-match T20I series, as he has put his country first over team cricket. On the other hand, he will not be able to accompany the team right after his arrival as he will have to go through one week of quarantine as per the SOP’s set by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for IPL 2021.

Rahman has showed his mettle in limited-overs cricket over the years. The left-armed has depend on his variations to outfox the batsmen, and similar perspective has reaped dividends for the bowlers in the past. Rahman’s absence in the first two matches could be a major blow for the team as their prominent speedster Jofra possibly also miss the first four matches of Rajasthan Royals IPL 2021 schedule due to his finger surgery.

The ECB lately administered fans with the Jofra Archer injury through an official statement. As established by the cricket board, a fragment of glass was take out from his middle finger on his right hand in the operation. The pacer will now going through two weeks of rehabilitation. The cricketer will also be evaluated by a consultant before he restart his training. The inaugural champions of the IPL conclude that Archer will be available from their fifth match onwards.

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