Kagiso Rabada all set to return in Test matches for South Africa against Sri Lanka

Kagiso Rabada even missed 11th edition of IPL.

Kagiso Rabada with the captain of the team | Source Getty

South African speedster, Kagiso Rabada is all set to make his International comeback in the two-Test matches against Sri Lanka. Rabada will be joining the Proteas Test squad after a long gap of three months. He even missed the 11th season of Indian Premier League for Delhi Daredevils. The 23-year old cricketer is totally fit and ready to join back his team against Sri Lanka.

“I am feeling quite good, so far so good.

“We played a warm up game and all of the seamers bowled 12 overs. I have also been bowling some long spells in the nets, I bowled again today, so all is well. I am happy with where I am at the moment.

“I think so,” he said of making a successful comeback. “A stress reaction is very common in bowlers, it shouldn’t hold me back.”

It will be Rabada's first-time tour to Sri Lanka. He has toured the sub-continent when he made his debut against India three years ago.

“We are playing on the sub-continent so it is generally harder for seamers,” he explained. “I have to play a role wherever I am playing in the world. The role we have to play here will be different to playing back home, I will try and fulfil the role.

“There isn’t much movement or bounce,” he said of the challenges. “You have to get your wickets differently, and because there isn’t much pace, most of the wickets will be in front of the batter, not behind the batter. Rabada added.

“Past experiences can boost you and give you the extra belief,” he said of last season’s achievements. “Coming here, the time is now, we are not in the past. I am focusing on what I can do now in this series.” Kagiso Rabada concluded

The first Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa will take place on July 12 at Galle International Stadium, Galle. Meanwhile, Rabada's bowling partner Dale Steyn also has joined the team after recovering from an injury.

(Inputs from Cricket 365)


By Kunal Kataria - 11 Jul, 2018

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