Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the Proteas’ ODI series against Australia and India this month and the next.
Rabada has been sidelined for approximately four weeks by a groin injury sustained during the recent T20I series against Australia.
‘Kagiso sustained a groin muscle strain in the T20 series against Australia. He was assessed by the medical staff, assisted by an MRI scan. The significant injury means that he will take approximately four weeks to heal, which effectively rules him out of both the Australia and India ODI series,’ said Cricket South Africa chief medical officer Dr Shuaib Manjra.
‘The CSA medical staff will ensure his effective and expeditious recovery.’
South Africa have not yet named a replacement for Rabada in the squad for the three-match series against Australia. The first ODI will be played at Boland Park in Paarl on Saturday. The Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein and Senwes Park in Potchefstroom will host the second and third, respectively, next week.
India and South Africa will contest three ODIs in Dharamsala, Lucknow and Kolkata on 12, 15 and 18 March, respectively.
The Proteas, Austrians, Indians and others are preparing for the T20 World Cup later this year.
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