Sunday, October 24, 2021

Kagiso Rabada Ruled Out of ODI Series Against England

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada

South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against England.

Rabada Ruled out of England Series

Rabada injured with a right abductor strain and expected to return to the Test series against Sri Lanka. England were scheduled to play 3 T20 matches and as many ODI matches against South Africa.

KG played the first two T20Is of the ongoing three-match series against the visitors. But did not feature in the series finale. Which was a dead rubber as England clinched an unbeatable 3-0 victory.

England tour of South africa
Rabada – England tour of South Africa

England and South Africa will lock their horns to play the 3 match ODI series from December 4.

Possible return of Rabada

KG is expected to take about three weeks to recover. Rabada has therefore been released from the squad and bio-secure environment that is in place for the England tour, according to Cricket South Africa.

SA wants the pacer to take time away from the game and recover in time for the 2-match Test series against Sri Lanka at home. The Test series will be held from December 26 to January 7.

After a whitewash T20I lose South Africa is in need to rebuild their team from scratch. In order to make a profitable win in the upcoming ODI series against the England. Though South Africa plans to make a change in their ODI team, Proteas need to build a strong T20 crew for the upcoming ICC T20WC.

T20 WC 2021 has been scheduled to host by India where the followed T20 WC will be host by Australia. Owing to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic PCB CEO feels that ICC T20 WC 2021 may be move to UAE as IPL 2020.

Kagiso Rabada was the Purple Cap winner at Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 as she shone at the death for Delhi Capitals, who made it to their maiden final. Rabada played 17 matches and picked up 30 wickets to finish on top of the bowling charts in the UAE.