Mustafizur Rahman is arguably the most talked about player in cricket world for a little over last 2 years mainly for his cutter deliveries. World records started to shatter at his feet as soon as he stepped into international cricket. He was first introduced to International cricket in the ODI series against India in 2015 and he became the first bowler to take 11 wickets in his first 2 One Day Internationals, he also took the most wickets (13) in a debut one day international series and he was selected the player of the series.
An unprecedented success in One Day Internationals deservedly stimulated his introduction in Test arena and about a month after his debut in ODIs, he made his way out in the Test team in the home series against South Africa. He took four wickets (4/37) in the first innings and became the first player to win ‘Man of the Match’ award on both Test and ODI debuts.
Mustafizur Rahman became the first Bangladeshi to make it to the ICC ODI team of the year in December, 2015. He also became the ICC Emerging cricketer of the year award in December, 2016. He is the first Bangladesh cricketer to win an annual ICC award.
Mustafiz then very expectedly grabbed the attention from Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2016. He played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2016 and became the highest wicket (17 wickets) taking left handed bowler of the tournament and our very own Mustafiz became a champion in IPL 2016. He was famously nicknamed as “Fizz” by the Hyderabad captain Warner in that tournament.
Mustafiz has also won the ESPNCricinfo award 2017. With the debutant of the year it is the successive second year that Bangladesh player bagged it. Mustafizur bagged the award for his amazing bowling in the ICC World T20 2016 against New Zealand. His five for 22 were the best figures in the global tournament.
Everyone of the Rajshahi Kings, the players and the supporters, know there is no alternative to Mustafizur Rahman and he on his day can turn things around single handedly in favor of his team, he’s a proven match winner. We all are extremely hopeful that he will be able to make us the BPL king this time around!