mustafizur rahman csk ipl 2024

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In the next match in IPL 2024, where Ruturaj Gaikwad-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday, April 5, the side might miss the services of Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman. 

As per reports, the Bangladesh pacer has flown to his home country to process his US visa ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024, which will be hosted jointly in the West Indies and the United States of America in June. However, he is expected to return as soon as he gets his passport, he is likely to miss CSK’s away fixture against SRH in Hyderabad.   Check the top betting trends on the  best betting sites in India  and apps.

“Mustafizur arrived last night from the IPL for US via purposes for the upcoming T20 World Cup. He will be giving his fingerprint at the US Embassy tomorrow (April 4) and later will travel back to India to join Chennai,” BCB Cricket Operations Chairman Jalal Yunus told Cricbuzz. 

Moreover, it is to be noted that the 28-year-old has received the Non-Objection Certificate (NOC) only till end of April and is then set to join the national side for the five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe. “His NOC for the tournament runs till April 30 and we are expecting him to be back after that from IPL,” Yunus further added.

Talking about Rahman's performance so far in the tournament for CSK, he currently sits at the top in the race of Purple Cap, just one wicket ahead of RR’s Yuzvendra Chahal, LSG’s Mayank Yadav, and GT’s Mohit Sharma. He has scalped seven wickets from three innings at an average of 15.14 and economy rate of 8.83.