Mustafizur Rahman was in his best version during 2016 and 2017 and was considered to be one of the deadliest bowlers. Jarrod Kimber also mentioned him as one of the most interesting players after his tremendous performance in the 2017 Champions Trophy. IN 2015 Rahman was selected for the ICC’s ODI team of the year. He was also a threat to Indian well-known batters in those dominant years.
With his consistent performance, Rahman was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad for the first time for US$ 200,000. The 2016 IPL was a fantastic season for the left-arm pacer and definitely brought him a fair chance when Rajasthan Royals picked him in the 2021 IPL edition. However, Rahman has not been very up to his form and seems like has lost his magic in these years.
“The 2016 version of Mustafizur Rahman was like an alien. We hadn’t seen a bowler like him in the game in living memory. We’d had cutter bowlers like Chris Harris in the ’90s and we have then had Benny Howell and Ben Laughlin, who tried to deliver medium-paced spin. While they all had success, none stormed through the top level of the game”, Said Jarrod Kimber, ESPNcricinfo writer.
However, Rahman is still giving his best to make a comeback and deliver his best. But we can clearly see the magic he once had is slowly disappearing and has been on a back foot for a couple of years. The left-arm seamer needs to upgrade his bowling inventory with the current world cricket scenarios and with that potential he can do wonders. Once again.