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Big Blow For CSK: Mustafizur Rahman Set To Miss Few Matches Of IPL 2024. In a setback for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans, pacer Mustafizur Rahman will be absent from the team’s upcoming match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. Rahman has departed for Bangladesh, leading to his unavailability for the anticipated clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the ongoing tournament. As per some other reports, he might miss a few matches for CSK.

As per the reports, Mustafizur Rahman has embarked on a journey to Bangladesh to complete the necessary formalities for his US visa. His biometric process is slated for April 4, marking a crucial step in securing his visa. The Bangladesh Cricket Board has given top priority to Rahman’s visa application, fast-tracking it for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, scheduled to take place in the USA and the Caribbean.

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The 28-year-old fast bowler will be absent from Chennai Super Kings’ forthcoming clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 5 as he attends to his visa procedures in Bangladesh. Rahman’s availability for future matches hinges on the timely receipt of his passport, anticipated by Sunday or Monday.

However, should there be any additional delays, Rahman might also sit out of the Super Kings’ subsequent fixture against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Monday, April 8.

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Mustafizur Rahman’s Impressive Stats with Chennai Super Kings

Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman made a promising debut for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2024 season. Displaying his left-arm prowess, Rahman snatched four wickets for 29 runs, leaving a strong impression in his first outing. However, his subsequent performances presented a mixed bag of results. 

Against the Gujarat Titans (GT), Rahman contributed with two crucial wickets, aiding CSK to a victory. However, facing his former IPL team, the Delhi Capitals, Rahman’s bowling proved costly, conceding 47 runs for one wicket in four overs. Despite the ups and downs, Rahman’s overall tally stands at seven wickets across three matches, with an economy rate of 8.83.

Mustafizur Rahman To Return To India After Visa Processing in Bangladesh

On Wednesday, Jalal Yunus, BCB’s cricket operations chairman, confirmed to Cricbuzz that Mustafizur Rahman had returned from the IPL to expedite US visa procedures for the T20 World Cup. 

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However, Mustafizur Rahman is set to participate in the IPL until the end of April, after which he is slated to join the national team for the T20I series against Zimbabwe, commencing on May 3. Yunus further mentioned that Rahman’s NOC for the tournament expires on April 30, and they anticipate his return from the IPL thereafter.