One-month recovery for Fizz
Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman will take around one month to recover from the hamstring and ankle injuries which he sustained during his Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bangladesh's strength and conditioning coach Mario Villavarayan informed yesterday.
"Ideal would be one month [to retain fitness]," Villavarayan said. "But we will see how he does this week and take it from there. As of today, there's marginal improvement. It was a long season for him, so we are working on him. We assessed him yesterday [Wednesday] and he has improved, and we will assess him again next week and take it from there. He has responded well."
Mustafizur had spoken of suffering from fatigue after his maiden IPL tournament last month and had sought some time from his county side Sussex before joining their squad. He has already missed much of the season and is not expected to be fit before the second phases of the Royal One-Day London Cup and the NatWest T20 Blast.