Ace South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series against World Champions England. It will be a massive blow for the host who will look to bounce back after a 3-0 clean sweep in the shortest format.
Rabada has sustained a right adductor strain, one that also kept him out of the dead-rubber final T20I at Newlands. A statement from Cricket South Africa confirmed the same and stated that he will be out of action for three weeks. As a result, Kagiso Rabada will miss the action and is currently undergoing his rehab.
Kagiso Rabada ruled out with injury
He is expected to be fit for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka will kick off on the Boxing Day from December 26.
“The player will be released from the squad and Bio-Secure Environment tomorrow to begin recovery, rehabilitation and preparation for the Betway Test series against Sri Lanka beginning on 26 December,” the release stated.
Meanwhile, Kagiso Rabada is coming off from a tiring IPL season where he did exceptionally well for his franchise Delhi Capitals. The 25-year-old finished with the Purple Cap, claiming 30 wickets at an economy of 8.34 playing each of Delhi’s 17 games in the season.
Incidentally, Rabada also picked up a back injury after IPL 2019 and was withdrawn from the final stages as a precautionary measure. Then South Africa captain Faf du Plessis even revealed post the team’s World Cup exit that Rabada had been advised not to play the IPL.
The first of the three-match ODI series starts on December 4 in Cape Town. Paarl and Cape Town will host the remaining two games on December 6 and 9 respectively.