South Africa’s premier fast bowler, Kagiso Rabada, is set to miss out on action against Australia and India in the upcoming ODI series, succumbing to a groin muscle strain during a recent game.
Rabada, who was rested for the ODI and T20I series against England, made a comeback into the South African lineup in the T20I series against Australia.
After leaking 45 runs in the Johannesburg T20I, Rabada was back amongst the wickets in the subsequent games at Port Elizabeth and Cape Town with figures of 1/27 and 1/42, respectively.
The Protean quick is now slated to miss out on cricketing action for the next four weeks, putting his presence in the ODIs against India in jeopardy.
“Kagiso sustained a groin muscle strain in the T20 series against Australia, He was assessed by the medical staff, assisted by an MRI scan,” CSA’s chief medical officer, Dr. Shuaib Manjra confirmed.
Cricket South Africa (CSA), in their release, affirmed the latest development regarding their ace bowler in all formats.
“The significant injury means that he will take approximately four weeks to heal, which effectively rules him out of both the Australia and India ODI series. The CSA medical staff will ensure his effective and expeditious recovery,” CSA stated.
Rabada is also on a race against time to feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Delhi Capitals. The IPL is all set to kick off on March 29, with Delhi Capitals’ first game scheduled on the next day against Kings XI Punjab at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.