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Sunrisers likely to play Mustafizur against Mumbai Indians

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    Published: 2017-04-11 21:03:13 BdST

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Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman is  likely to be back in the playing eleven for defending Indian Premier League champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in their match against Mumbai Indians.

The Sunrisers will take on Mumbai Indians on Wednesday evening.

The Sunrisers’ coach Tom Moody confirmed the 21-year-old pacer's availability for the game, hinting at his inclusion in the playing eleven.

"He is available and is arriving this evening. Who he'll replace might be decided tomorrow. But it's more than likely that he will be fit and available unless something happens overnight. But yeah, he's in our consideration for the final eleven," Moody said, on the eve of SRH's next game.

The lanky pacer also confirmed his joining the squad through a Facebook post ahead of Wednesday's tie.

"Off to India, Mission IPL #OrangeArmy," he posted.

Mustafizur played 16 games in Sunrisers' title-winning campaign of 2016, but broke down soon after with a shoulder injury while representing Sussex in the English County Championship, forcing him to undergo surgery in August.

He was then included for Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand tour in December-January. He played two ODI and two T20Is, but was ruled out of the Tests due to a hamstring niggle.

He, however regained full fitness during the Sri Lanka tour, where Bangladesh played two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is.

The Sunrisers have so far played two games in this year's IPL and are aiming their third win on the trot at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.