Rabada could be ready for World Cup

South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada celebrates his 100 wickets in Test Matches playing with the ball after South Africa won at the end of the third day of the second Test Match between South Africa and Bangladesh in Bloemfontein, on October 08, 2017.

File: Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada says the experience of Kallis and Boucher, with a combined 313 Test caps, would be invaluable for the Proteas. .


JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa’s medical staff says Kagiso Rabada is expected to be ready for the World Cup opener. 

Rabada returned early from the IPL due to concerns about his troublesome back, which has been a recurring problem for the speedster.

At the time he said, "It is indeed very hard for me to leave the Delhi Capitals at this stage of the tournament, but with the World Cup just a month away, a collective decision has been made for me in this regard". 

South Africa are also monitoring the fitness of Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi.

Fortunately for the Proteas, the seamers have a couple of more weeks to get ready for the World Cup.

South Africa open the tournament against hosts England at Lord's on 30 May.