IPL 2018: Kagiso Rabada ruled out for 3 months due to back injury; set to miss entire season

Kagiso Rabada was man of the series in South Africa's 3-1 Test series win over Australia despite struggling with stiffness of the lower back during the fourth Test.

AFP, Apr 05, 2018 19:42:51 IST
Johannesburg: Kagiso Rabada, the world's number one Test bowler, will miss the Indian Premier League season due to a back injury, Cricket South Africa said Thursday.
IPL 2018: Kagiso Rabada ruled out for 3 months due to back injury; set to miss entire season

File image of Kagiso Rabada. AFP

He had been contracted to the Delhi Daredevils for the annual Twenty20 league, which begins this weekend.

The national cricket body said Rabada had been ruled out of action for three months with what it described as a "lower back stress reaction".

Rabada was man of the series in South Africa's 3-1 Test series win over Australia despite struggling with stiffness of the lower back during the fourth Test, which ended in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

He was unable to bowl at his top pace during the latter stages of Australia's first innings and only bowled eight overs in the second innings.

Scans after the match revealed the injury.

"He will need a month's break from all physical activity before commencing with a rehabilitation programme," said team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said.

Moosajee said the aim was to get Rabada ready for South Africa's three-format tour of Sri Lanka in July.

Rabada, 22, has had a remarkable rise to the top of world cricket, but there has been concern about his heavy workload.

He played in all South Africa's 10 Tests in the season just ended, taking 56 wickets at an average of 16.98.

Rabada also played in eight one-day internationals.

Updated Date: Apr 05, 2018 19:42:51 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





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 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
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