The star power of the ongoing Dhaka Premier League (DPL) will get a boost if the nation's ace left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman takes the field for Shinepukur Cricket Club against Gazi Group -- his first DPL match in four years -- at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.
Mustafizur joined his DPL team Shinepukur yesterday for practice for the first time this season and was optimistic of playing for the side in their game against Gazi Group today.
Mustafizur last played in the coveted 50-over tournament back in December 27 of 2014 when he featured for Abahani Limited against Legends of Rupganj. In that edition of the tournament, the left-arm quick accounted for 12 wickets in the five matches he played.
After that, Mustafizur missed the following four editions of the tournament due to injuries, national duties and his IPL commitments. However, Mustafizur's participation in this edition of DPL would not have materialised if the 23-year old had been picked by a franchise in the ongoing IPL.
There was a lot of talk at the start of the DPL about how it had lost its glamour that was once associated with the tournament. However, with the possible participation of Mustafizur in DPL after a long time on the horizon, it could be said that the stature of the league would be somewhat heightened.