Mustafizur grateful for IPL opportunity


Bangladesh's young left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman is delighted that he will have an opportunity to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL)  after being bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the auction on Saturday.

The 20 year-old Mustafizur burst onto the scene in 2015, bowling the Tigers to a series victory over India and doing exceptionally well against South Africa and Pakistan.

The fast bowler will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of countrymen Shakib Al Hasan and Mashrafe Mortaza that have played in the T20 extravaganza.

Mustafizur said: "It feels good. I was hoping I would get the opportunity. Everybody was saying I may be drafted this time.

"Shakib (Al Hasan) is doing very well (in the IPL). Mashrafe (Mortaza) and the others have played too. It feels good that I will be playing there too."

International stars such as Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner will be teammates of Mustafizur when the IPL gets underway in April.