Kagiso Rabada, South African pacer was on Tuesday ruled out of the forthcoming three-match ODI series against England, which starts in Cape Town on Friday, 4th December.
Cricket South Africa said in a statement that Kagiso Rabada had suffered a right hip strain which would take about three weeks to heal completely. He would be released from the team’s bio-secure ‘bubble’ to start his rehabilitation process in order to being fit for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka starting on December 26.
Kagiso Rabada Suffered Right Hip Strain Which Takes About 3 Weeks To Heal
Kagiso Rabada suffered a right hip strain after bowling in 2nd T20I which would take about three weeks to heal. The 25-year-old pacer has sustained a right adductor strain that kept him out of the dead rubber T20I at Newlands.
England team will also be without a star pacer for the 3 match ODI series. The England ODI squad was announced before with pacer Jofra Archer, along with all-rounders Ben Stokes and Sam Curran, granted rest from the ODI series after the completion of the three-match Twenty20 international series.
Kagiso Rabada Was Leading Wicket Taker In IPL 2020
Kagiso Rabada is coming off a successful IPL 2020 season where he finished as leading wicket-taker by bagging Purple Cap as he claimed 30 wickets. The South African also picked back injury after IPL 2019 and was withdrawn as a precautionary measure. Post-2019 World Cup exit, he was advised not to play the IPL by then captain Faf Du Plessis to reduce workload.
The first match of 3 match ODI series will be played at Cape Town on December 4 with the remaining two matches in Paarl and Cape Town again on 6th and 9th. He will begin recovery, rehabilitation and preparation for forthcoming 2 match test series against Sri Lanka beginning 26th December.
In the third T20I, England won again to complete a 3-0 whitewash over the South African team. Batting first, South Africa posted a challenging 191/3 with Faf Du Plessis scoring 52 and Rassie Van Der Dussen scoring 74 off only 32 balls. But England reached the target with nine wickets in hand after Dawid Malan scored an unbeaten 99 off 47 balls and Jos Buttler remaining unbeaten on 67. England reached the target in the 18th over.