Although the past week of matches in this ninth edition of IPL served some superlative performances from outstanding cricketers like Andre Russell, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, Mustafizur Rahman was voted the Player of the Week by Times of India.
The in-thing in the ongoing Indian Premier League, the 20-year-old lanky pacer from Bangladesh who leaves the world’s top batsmen at sixes and sevens with his sensational variations is recognized for his unusual grip of the ball.
Mustafizur Rahman, the 20-year-old cutter master of Bangladesh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the leading swing bowler of India form a deadly duo and drive their team Sunrisers Hyderabad to the fourth spot in the Indian Premier League’s 2016 standings after eight matches only.
Bangladesh left arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman escapes the hindi lesson from Yuvraj Singh on stage but has to complete an amusing task with his head during the lively promotional event of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mustafizur has been rocking to the core in 20-over cricket, and played an important role in Bangladesh's campaigns at the recently concluded Asia Cup and ICC World T20 2016 in India. Currently, Fizz is ranked the 19th best T20 bowler in the world by the ICC, having played only 13 T20I matches.
For the record, Fizz bowled his first maiden over in T20 cricket, the first in this year’s IPL, had the lowest economy rate ever in an innings after three overs in the IPL by conceding only three runs and even had Navjot Singh Sidhu dedicate the post-match analysis show to the Cutter Master.
The 20 year old cutter master from Satkhira, fondly known as the Fizz is showing why he is such a vital cog in Sunrisers Hyderabad team, and the left-arm wonder recorded his most economical spell in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the ten-wicket win over Gujarat Lions at Rajkot on April 21, 2016.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain and Aussie batter David Warner enthusiastically backs up Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman’s bowling at the back end of a match and compares the left-armer’s deeds with those of his teammate Mitchell Starc.
Mustafizur Rahman, the name that has carved out a special place in the hearts of Tigers’ fans became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to make the ICC Team of the Year in 2015 on the back of some superb performances with the ball, especially in one-day matches.