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South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada will miss this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) as he will be out of action for three months due to a lower back stress reaction.
Rabada, who was retained by the Delhi Daredevils for INR 4.2 crores after they used their right-to-match card on him during the IPL auction in January, complained of discomfort in his back during the fourth Test against Australia in Johannesburg.
He subsequently underwent scans, which revealed the injury.
“Kagiso has been diagnosed with a lower back stress reaction which will rule him out of cricket action for up to three months,” South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee was quoted by Sport24 as saying. “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.”
During the four-Test series against Australia, Rabada was the highest wicket-taker with 23 victims at an average of 19.26.
The Daredevils will kick off their IPL campaign against the Kings XI Punjab on April 8.