One of the best modern-day fast bowlers, Kagiso Rabada is hoping to be fit for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka which is slated for next month.
The speedster has been a great find for South Africa in the last couple of years. Rabada has been quite brilliant in all three formats of the game. He is the No. 1 bowler in the longest format while the seventh-ranked bowler in One-day Internationals.
The 23-year-old Johannesburg-born Rabada has been currently sidelined owing to a lower back stress reaction.
The tall fast bowler sustained the injury during the fourth and the final Test against Australia at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. The pace gun was eventually ruled out of action for at least three months which subsequently ruled him out of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) season eleven.
Rabada, in a Cricket South Africa statement, revealed that his rehabilitation process is going along well.
“I’ve been taking it one week at a time. When I got injured there was a plan for three months that I should be ready for Sri Lanka, so let’s see if the plan is going to go accordingly. At the moment it’s all good. So, we’re waiting until July,” said Rabada.
Meanwhile, the youngster won six awards including the South African Cricketer of the Year Award. The event was held at the CSA Awards in Sandton.
Proteas scheduled to tour Sri Lanka for a full series:
The Proteas is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka for a full bilateral series. It will include a couple of Tests, five ODI’s and a solitary T20I.
Furthermore, the series will be held in July. Rabada’s inclusion will surely give South Africa an edge. He has the ability to generate sharp pace and move the ball both ways.
Sri Lanka has to play out of their skin especially in the initial overs to play out Kagiso Rabada. He will be looking to make a strong return after a three-month injury lay off.