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Boucher: Getting Rabada fit for England Test ‘the biggest priority’

Getting Kagiso Rabada match for the primary Check in opposition to England on August 17, is “the most important precedence for our Check aspect,” in keeping with coach Mark Boucher. Rabada missed the third T20I in opposition to England and each matches in opposition to Eire after injuring ligaments in his left ankle however South Africa hope to have him prepared for the red-ball leg of the tour.
“KG bowled a bit at this time and he will probably be bowling a bit tomorrow. He appears to be positive. However we are going to attempt to work him again. His masses are a little bit bit low in the intervening time however we are going to do every part in our energy to attempt to get him match for the primary Check,” Boucher stated after South Africa swept Eire 2-0.

“That is the most important precedence for our Check aspect – to get KG firing. We all know what an vital a part of the staff he’s. That is our largest objective: to attempt to get him match for the primary Check.”

Even earlier than his harm, Rabada has not checked out his finest lately. After being rested for the ODI sequence, he returned to play two T20Is, bowled seven overs throughout the 2 matches and took 1 for 75. Earlier than that, Rabada performed in South Africa’s sequence in India and bowled 13 overs in 4 matches with a return of two for 86. He has not performed Check cricket since South Africa’s tour of New Zealand in February, the place he was their main wicket-taker, and missed the sequence in opposition to Bangladesh which clashed with the IPL.

Ought to Rabada not recuperate in time for the primary Check, it might be a second main blow to South Africa. They’re already with out white-ball captain and Check vice-captain Temba Bavuma on this tour, as he recovers from an elbow harm. They’ve six different seamers of their Check squad: Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje (who has not performed Assessments in additional than a yr), Marco Jansen, Duanne Olivier, Lutho Sipamla and Glenton Stuurman.

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