Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out for the rest of IPL 2019 due to back niggle that he has been struggling from over the past couple of days. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has adviced him to return back to his home country and take some rest as a protective measure. As of his exit, Rabada is the leading wicket-taker of the ongoing IPL season, with 25 wickets in 12 games at an average of 14.72.
"Kagiso experienced stiffness in his lower back a few days ago and was taken for scans for further investigation. Kagiso has a history with back injuries and the CSA medical team is taking the best measures to ensure he is fully fit for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup starting this month, “Proteas team manager Dr. Mohammed Moosajee said.
South Africa has picked a potent four-man pace battery for the World Cup but all four have been under injury watch in the build-up to the tournament in England and Wales.
Dale Steyn's IPL stint was cut short after just two games when his right shoulder flared up. Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje, the other members of the fast-bowling attack, had earlier been forced to withdraw from the tournament.