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Mustafiz leaves for Chennai to play IPL

Published : 19 Mar 2024 09:42 PM

Bangladesh Pacer Mustafizur Rahman left for India on Tuesday to join the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2024.

“I am very excited and looking forward to my new assignment at the moment.  I am looking forward. Heading to Chennai for IPL 2024. Pray for me that I can redeem best,” Mustafizur posted on social media on Tuesday.

The pacer took part in Bangladesh's third ODI against Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram on Monday. He took two wickets conceded 39 runs from his nine over spell. 

Mustfizur couldn't go through with the final over of his quota due to cramps and had to be stretchered off the field. But thankfully for the pacer, it wasn't anything serious.

This will be Mustafizur's seventh season in the IPL, having earlier played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and the Delhi Capitals.

CSK roped him in for his base price of Rs 2 crore in the auction.

CSK will lock horns against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of this year's IPL at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 22.

Mustafizur might make it into the XI in the opening fixture as Chennai's only other overseas pacer, Sri Lanka's Matheesha Pathirana is out with a hamstring injury.