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South African speedster hoping to be fit for Sri Lanka series

He had sustained an injury during the fourth Test against Australia.

Kagiso Rabada of South Africa
Kagiso Rabada of South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Team South Africa is all set to kick start their international season of 2018-19. Much to the delight of the South African fans, the upcoming international season will see the Proteas play a lot of cricket. With a plethora of action on the cards, their ace speedster Kagiso Rabada is eyeing a speedy recovery. The 23 year old pacer has been nursing a lower back stress for over a couple of months now.

Rabada had sustained the injury during the fourth and the final Test of the Australia tour of South Africa earlier this year. The injury ruled him out of the cricketing action for three months. Subsequently, as a result of the same, he failed to turn up for the Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League.

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Now, with the international season coming close, Kagiso Rabada has started off his race against time to regain full fitness. The first international assignment for South Africa in the season is the tour of Sri Lanka. The Proteas camp will tour Sri Lanka for a full tour comprising of Tests, ODIs, and T20Is.

Big tour on the cards

On the tour, the two sides will lock horns in 2 Tests, 5 ODIs, and a one off T20I. The South African time is set to arrive in Sri Lanka on July 4. They will then play a practice match commencing on July 7, which will be a two-day game. The first Test will kick off on July 16 at Galle. Kagiso Rabada remarked that he is feeling better and is optimistc about his return to the international scene soon. However, a very realistic Rabada noted that the doctors will have to wait till early July to give a final verdict on his injury.

“I’ve been taking it one week at a time. When I got injured there was a plan for three months that I should be ready for Sri Lanka, so let’s see if the plan is going to go accordingly. At the moment it’s all good. So, we’re waiting until July,” quoted Kagiso Rabada as per the quotes in Sport24.co.za.

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