This will mark the comeback of the Bangladeshi left-arm seamer in the IPL after a gap of 2 years.
Mustafizur, who made heads turn following his exploits against India in the 2015 ODI series on home soil, was racked up by the SunRisers Hyderabad ahead of the 2016 season.
The southpaw performed admirably as he claimed 16 wickets in 17 matches. He was then racked up by the Mumbai Indians in 2017. But the Bangladesh International failed to live up to his billing as he managed a mere 7 wickets across two seasons.
Rahman was subsequently released by the Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2019 season. He did not find any takers in the subsequent auction.
However, Mustafizur Rahman was approached by the Mumbai Indians as a replacement for Lasith Malinga, who had pulled out of the 2020 season. But he could not get the desired ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the Bangladesh Cricket Board.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) February 18, 2021
Mustafizur has thus far played 24 IPL games, in which he has managed 24 wickets at an average of 28.54 and an economy rate of 7.51. This is the second overseas buy by Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2021 Auction, the first being the record-breaking signing of Chris Morris for a whopping Rs 16.25 Crores.