Fizz back as Kings bat

Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman is back in action after more than five weeks on the sidelines. The left-arm pace bowler made it to the eleven of the Rajshahi Kings for their Bangladesh Premier League match against Comilla Victoriaans at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium today.

Rajshahi skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat first, so Mustafizur’s fans will have to wait a while yet to get to see the return of their hero.

Mustafizur had injured himself on October 14 in South Africa, a day before the start of the ODI series. He had badly twisted his left ankle and has been out of commission till he joined the Rajshahi outfit on November 8 and slowly worked himself back into fitness under the care of physio Bayzedul Islam Khan.

Including Rajshahi’s practice at the MA Aziz Stadium yesterday, Mustafizur has bowled in five sessions and since Thursday has been bowling at full tilt. He has had no complaints, according to the Rajshahi physio.