Bangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman is all set to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Mumbai Indians on April 12 in Mumbai.
Known for his lethal yorkers and deceptive slower ones, Fizz claimed 17 wickets in 16 matches in the last year’s IPL.
Sunrisers coach Tom Moody informed the press that Mustafizur will be joining the team this evening and will be a part of the final eleven as well.
Moody said, “He (Mustafizur Rahman) is available and is arriving this evening. Who he’ll replace might be decided tomorrow. But it’s more than likely that he will be fit and available unless something happens overnight. But, yeah, he’s in our consideration for the final eleven.”
Coach Moody also issued a warning to Mumbai Indians batsmen on match eve, saying that the smaller Wankhede Stadium boundary will not deter Rashid Khan.
“No, not at all. The batsmen have got to hit him first, don’t they, for the size of the ground to come into contention. He, like any spinner, is going to be challenged on smaller grounds. But, traditionally, the surface here offers something for spin bowling…it bounces a bit and also turns a bit.
“So, he’ll relish the conditions. With T20 cricket, there are going to be times when you are hit out of the ground, that’s all part of it. It’s just how you respond to that is the most important thing,” said Moody.