The Fizz to undergo two week injury rehab

Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has begun a two week injury rehabilitation period after which a decision will be made regarding his scheduled stint with Sussex County Cricket Club.

Sussex announced in March they had secured the services of Mustafizur to participate in the NatWest T20 Blast and the Royal London One-Day Cup for the South Coast county.

The left-arm quick sustained an injury towards the end of the 2016 IPL however which has cast some doubt over his ability to fulfill his commitment.

Bangladesh's physiotherapist Bayjidul Islam told ESPN Cricinfo: "We will take a decision on him when we see his improvement,

"For the first week I don't see any possibility of him taking the field. We are working on his hamstring and ankle injuries. He has recovered from the shoulder and side strain."

Bangladesh and Mustafizur will make a decision regarding the county spell once they have a better idea of how the fast bowler has responded to rehabilitation.

Mustafizur sustained a shoulder injury in February which ruled him out of the Pakistan Super League and was only able to play 3 games in the Asia Cup before a side strain sidelined the pace bowler.

Sussex have made a promising start to their Natwest T20 blast campaign registering two wins from three matches but have struggled to get out of the blocks in the Royal London One Day cup having failed to register a win to date, slumping to consecutive defeats to Essex and Glamorgan.

 

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