Kagiso Rabada is a doubt for South Africa’s Test series with England after sustaining a medial ankle ligament injury; watch every ball in the three-game series live on Sky Sports, starting with the opening Test at Lord’s on August 17
Last update: 02/08/22 08:02
South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of two T20 Opens against Ireland this week with an ankle injury and is also a doubt for the three-match Test series against England.
Rabada missed South Africa’s victory in their decisive T20 series match against England on Sunday with what the team at the time described as “negligence”.
However, before the start of the two-match competition with Ireland, the problem has now been confirmed, a medial ligament injury in his ankle.
Rabada is a key bowler for South Africa in the longer format and his absence would be a blow to the tourists’ hopes of success in the England series, which begins at Lord’s on August 17, live on Sky Sports.
Cricket South Africa said on Tuesday the 27-year-old would be closely watched ahead of the round of testing, but offered no timeframe for a possible return to action.
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He is definitely absent from the T20 matches against Ireland which will be played in Bristol on Wednesday and Friday.
South Africa will look to solidify their lead in the World Test Championship with a series win over resurgent England, who have been formidable at bat under new coach Brendon McCullum, beating India and New Zealand in their last four tests.