Kagiso Rabada ruled out for rest of IPL 2019 with back injury, called back by CSA

November 16, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgDelhi Capitals suffered a massive blow on Friday as their premier fast bowler Kagiso Rabada is ruled out for the rest of the Indian Premier League 2019 season with a back injury.Kagiso Rabada has been called back home by Cricket South Africa for precautionary reasons ahead of the 2019 World Cup, which begins on May 30 with the tournament-opener between South Africa and hosts England.Rabada, who is the leading wicket-taker in the IPL this season with 25 wickets, had missed Delhi’s last match against Chennai Super Kings which they lost by 80 runs at the Chepauk on Wednesday.”It is indeed very hard for me to leave the Delhi Capitals at this stage of the tournament. But with the World Cup just a month away, a collective decision has been made for me in this regard. It’s been a tremendous season for me with the Delhi Capitals, both on and off the field, and I truly believe that our team can win the trophy,” Rabada said in a release.ANNOUNCEMENT @KagisoRabada25 to miss the rest of our season after being recalled by Cricket SA for precautionary reasons ahead of the World Cup.#ThankYouKagiso #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/eUARj0i2MvDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 3, 2019Kagiso Rabada, who had complained of a stiff back in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 28, had been captain Shreyas Iyer’s go-to bowler in their campaign so far and the South African speedster delivered each time he took the field for them.He played 12 matches for the Capitals and picked up his wickets at an average of 14.72 with two four-wicket hauls. Rabada played a pivotal role in Delhi Capitals’ march to their first play-offs after a gap of seven years.advertisementDelhi Capitals’ head coach Ricky Ponting termed the development as “unfortunate”.”It’s unfortunate that Rabada is having to leave us at this stage of the tournament. But I have full confidence in our team and I’m sure each and every member of this unit will step up to the occasion,” Ponting said.With 25 wickets in 12 matches, we thank our Protean death-over specialist for his services and wish him luck for the World Cup!#ThankYouKagiso #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitalsDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 3, 2019Delhi Capitals will play Rajasthan Royals in their last league match at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium here on Saturday.Also Read | Delhi Capitals and South Africa sweating over Kagiso Rabada’s injury scareAlso Read | IPL 2019: From name to fortune, Delhi Capitals script stunning turnaroundAlso Read | Kagiso Rabada is a wonderkid: Dale Steyn hails Delhi Capitals pacerlast_img

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