Kagiso Rabada suffered a back injury during the fourth Test
By Sandy - Apr 2, 2018 2:00 pm
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South African cricket team is facing several injuries in the ongoing fourth and final match of the Test series against Australia at Wanderers (Johannesburg). Now, South African right-handed in-form pacer Kagiso Rabada has faced injury.

Kagiso Rabada

During Australia’s first innings of the fourth test, 22-years old Kagiso Rabada faced a back injury. However, South African camp said that there will be no problem for Rabada to bowl the second innings. While Australia has just started their second innings with 612 runs target, Rabada opened with the new ball.

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Earlier in the first innings of this Test, right-handed pacer Morne Morkel suffered a side strain.  Playing his last international match, Morkel suffered a side strain and used painkillers & strapping to able for bowling. While Morkel and Rabada have suffered from injuries, it means Vernon Philander is the only fit among the South African pacers in this Test.

During South Africa’s second innings, skipper Faf du Plessis received a hit on his finger.

Talking about Rabada, he is in superb form in this Test series. Before the second innings in the ongoing fourth Test, Rabada has taken total 23 wickets and is leading on the top of the most wicket-taker list of this series.

Kagiso Rabada

Meanwhile, IPL team Delhi Daredevils will concern on Rabada’s latest injury. In the 2018 IPL Auction, the Delhi franchise used RTM card to retain Rabada in their squad for INR 4.2 crore. Making IPL debut in the last year, Rabada played total 6 matches for Delhi Daredevils where he took total 6 wickets. In-form Rabada is an important member of the present Delhi Daredevils squad.

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Coming back to the ongoing Test match, South Africa is in very good position. After scoring 488 runs in the first innings, the hosts bowled out Australian team for just 221 runs. South Africa declared their second innings on 344/6 and put a mammoth 612-runs target.

In the first innings, Rabada picked up 3 wickets while Morkel claimed the only wicket.