Kagiso Rabada is a cricketer from South Africa. Kagiso Rabada is close to achieving what many consider to be the ideal mix of ferocious pace and threatening bounce.
Kagiso Rabada’s inclusion in the national team in 2015 proved pivotal for the team and the future of fast bowling in South Africa. The emergence of this South African fast bowler caught the attention of T20 franchises all over the world, and he was purchased for Rs 5 crore by Delhi Daredevils for the 2017 IPL season.
Rabada became the youngest bowler in history to take 150 Test wickets in 2018.
Youngest South African to take a ten-wicket haul in a Test match.
Second ever player to take a hat-trick on ODI debut.
Awards and Accolades
2016 and 2018 CSA Cricketer of the Year
2016 and 2018 CS Test Cricketer of the Year
2016 and 2018 CSA ODI Cricketer of the Year
Player of the Year for the CSA in 2016 and 2018.
2016 and 2018 Fan’s Player of the Year
2016 and 2018 were the years for delivery.
In 2018, he was named Wisden’s Best Young Player in the World.
Rabada made his domestic cricket debut for Gauteng against Border in the CSA Provincial One-Day Competition in 2013. Kagiso Rabada is a South African cricketer who is competing in the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. South Africa won the tournament, and Rabada was the team’s best bowler, taking 14 wickets. Rabada played two Sunfoil Series games for the Lions franchise during the Under-19 World Cup. Rabada signed a one-year contract to play county cricket for Kent County Cricket Club in England in 2016. Rabada represented the Jozi Stars team in the Mzansi Super League in 2018.
Kagiso Rabada was acquired by the Delhi Daredevils prior to the 2017 IPL season. In 2017, he played six matches and took six wickets. He was ruled out of the tournament in 2018. In 2019, he returned to the competition and took 25 wickets for an average of 14.72 in 12 matches.
In 2015, he made his ODI debut against Bangladesh. After a four-wicket spell against England two years later, he became the top-ranked ICC ODI bowler. He also became the youngest player to be ranked number one in the ODI rankings since 1998. He took his 100th ODI wicket in March 2019, two months before the 2019 Cricket World Cup, and was also named to the World Cup squad.
In 2015, Rabada made his Test debut against the Indian cricket team. Rabada’s first ten-wicket haul in Test cricket came in 2016. In that match against England, he took 13 wickets. A year back, when playing against Sri Lanka, he took his second ten-wicket haul. In 2018, Rabada ascended to the top of the ICC Test bowler rankings. Rabada reached 900 points in the ICC Test bowler rankings the same year. Rabada had the most Test wickets of any bowler in 2018, with 52.
Kagiso Rabada made his Twenty20 international debut against the Australian cricket team in 2014. In the two matches he played in his debut series, he only managed to take one wicket. Rabada took 5 wickets in two matches as South Africa played New Zealand in 2015. He was chosen for the 2016 World Twenty20 Cup. In the three matches he played in the competition, Rabada took five wickets.
Mpho Rabada, Kagiso Rabada’s father, is a doctor, and Florence Rabada, his mother, is a lawyer. Atlegang Rabada is his brother.