ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Kagiso Rabada expected to be fully fit for India clash, says South Africa team doctor

South Africa's pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada is expected to be fully fit for country's World Cup fixture against India in Southampton on 5 June, according to team doctor Mohammed Moosajee.

Press Trust of India, May 12, 2019 20:13:27 IST

Johannesburg: South Africa's pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada is expected to be fully fit for country's World Cup fixture against India in Southampton on 5 June, according to team doctor Mohammed Moosajee.

Rabada, became IPL's highest wicket-taker with 25 scalps for Delhi Capitals before Cricket South Africa pulled him out as a precautionary measure after he complained of stiff back.

File image of Kagiso Rabada. Reuters

File image of Kagiso Rabada. Reuters

"With KG (Rabada) we are extra cautious because of two reasons," Moosajee was quoted as saying by Cricket South Africa's website.

Mossajee said Rabada will be fully fit within three weeks as his rehabilitation is on track.

"The anticipated recovery period for KG's injury is two to three weeks and we are hopeful he'll make a full recovery to be part of the World Cup squad," said Moosajee.

"He had a back issue that kept him out of the game for a protracted amount of time. Secondly there's his importance in the squad so we're managing his rehab and his return to play very carefully," the doctor said.

Moosajee, though, is yet to put a comeback date for the injured pace duo of Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi, who are out with shoulder and side strain respectively.

While there was no clarity on when Steyn and Ngidi would get fit, both are expected to travel with the squad to England.

"If they don't get fit in time, there are enough players on stand by," said Moosajee

"The selectors have ensured they have enough options on the table but there are some players that have been earmarked as standby players."

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Updated Date: May 12, 2019 20:13:50 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254