CSK's Mustafizur Rahman Likely To Miss Remainder Of IPL 2024?

CSK will miss the services of Mustafizur in their next game (x.com)CSK will miss the services of Mustafizur in their next game (x.com)

In a major setback for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the current purple cap holder of IPL 2024 Mustafizur Rahman has traveled back home and is expected to miss the next match against his former team, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), in Hyderabad on April 5.

It has been learned that Mustafizur has traveled to Bangladesh to complete Visa-related formalities to ensure smooth travel to the USA for the T20 World Cup 2024, scheduled for June.

The United States of America is co-hosting this year's T20 World Cup with the West Indies. Mustafizur has traveled to Bangladesh to complete the biometrics process for his US visa. After providing the biometrics, there is typically a waiting period before the passport is returned.

During this time, the left-arm pacer will have to remain in the country, raising concerns that Mustafizur might miss more than just one game.

According to reliable sources, Mustafizur's biometrics appointment is scheduled for April 4. Chennai Super Kings' next match is against Mustafizur's former team, Sunrisers Hyderabad, in Hyderabad on April 5. Consequently, he will be unavailable for this match.

CSK's next match is on April 8, against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a home fixture. If there are further delays in the US visa process, Mustafizur may also miss this match.

CSK’s best bowler, Mustafizur, started the tournament with four wickets against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

He followed it up with another impressive performance at home against the Gujarat Titans (GT), taking two wickets, and then picked up one wicket in a losing effort against the Delhi Capitals (DC).

Mustafizur is eligible to compete in the IPL until April 30 before joining the national team for the five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe at home.