Bangladesh bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman is set to replace South African all-rounder David Wiese at Sussex.
Rahman was due to join Sussex at the beginning of the English season, but was ruled out by injuries sustained during this year’s IPL. As a contingency plan the English side signed Wiese as his replacement, but now the Bangladeshi has made his return, while Wiese has linked up with Caribbean Premier League side Barbados Tridents.
The Pakistan Cricket Board’s medical team has cleared him for participation in the T20 Blast and the Royal London One-Day Cup, according to PCB’s media committee chairman Jalal Yunus.
‘Our medical team gave a positive report about his physical condition,’ Yunus told New Age. ‘He is doing fine in training at the moment and we expect him to improve. He will leave for England on July 13, subject to the availability of visa.’
Mustafizur is one of the most talked about young cricketers at the moment and a welcome addition to Sussex, who are currently fourth on the T20 Blast South Group and struggling in last place in the South Group of the Royal London One-Day Cup.
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