Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman returned to Dhaka last night from his hometown Satkhira. For the next few days the pacer will follow a rehabilitation programme at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur which will be overseen by team physio Bayjedul Islam and look to improve his fitness levels.
After his return from India where he played a starring role for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, Mustafizur had undergone a number of fitness tests.
It was later revealed that while there were no serious problems with the bowler, he had lost plenty of weight. It was an aspect that concerned the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and as a result the medical team then decided to create a new rehabilitation programme for the player.
Going by BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon's statement on Sunday, Mustafizur is likely to work on this programme for a minimum of three weeks. After the programme he is expected to go through another fitness test.
Mustafizur had been drafted by English county side Sussex for the ongoing Natwest T20 Blast. He was originally supposed to join the county after his IPL stint, but Sussex granted him leave to recover from his niggles and his IPL exertions. The final decision on whether he will travel to England rests with Mustafizur, and it has been learnt that even if he does make the trip it will only be after the Eid celebrations.