Rabada ruled out of the IPL

Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out for up to three months with a lower back stress reaction. 

Rabada felt tightness and discomfort during the fourth Sunfoil Test match against Australia at the Wanderers Stadium, with subsequent scans revealing the injury.

Commenting on the injury, Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: “Kagiso has been diagnosed with a lower back stress reaction which will rule him out of cricket action for up to three months. He will need a month’s break from all physical activity before commencing with a rehabilitation programme to get him ready for the series against Sri Lanka in July.”


The Proteas hope to have Rabada back to full fitness for the series against Sri Lanka in July which will feature two Tests and five ODIs.

Rabada will be unavailable for the Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Daredevils have the option to replace Rabada from a list of players registered as reserve options for the tournament.

The injury comes as a big blow to the Daredevils who looked primed to mount a serious challenge for their very first IPL Title.

The quick has established himself as one of the premier fast bowlers in world cricket with stellar displays that have put him on course to smash quick bowling records.