“That’s the top priority for our Test side – to get KG fired. We know what an important part of the team he is. That’s our biggest goal: to try and get him fit for the first Test.”
Even before his injury, Rabada hasn’t looked his best lately. After resting for the ODI series, he returned to play two T20Is, bowling seven overs in the two matches and taking 1 for 75. Before that, Rabada played in the South African series in India, bowling 13 overs in four matches with a return of 2 for 86. He has not played Test cricket since South Africa’s tour of New Zealand in February, where he was their leading wicket-taker, and missed the series against Bangladesh which collided with the IPL.