CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 27: George Linde and Kagiso Rabada of South Africa celebrate the dismissal of Dawid Malan of England during the 1st KFC T20 International match between South Africa and England at Six Gun Grill Newlands on November 27, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

SOUTH African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will be out of action for about three weeks due to injury, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Tuesday.

George Linde and Kagiso Rabada of South Africa celebrate during the 1st KFC T20 International match between South Africa and England at Six Gun Grill Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Rabada suffered an adductor strain and missed the third T20I against England which was due to be played on December 1. Lutho Sipamla replaced Rabada for the match which South Africa was hoping to win to avoid a 3-0 whitewash.

“Kagiso Rabada, your Proteas Speedster has been ruled out for an estimated three weeks meaning he’ll miss the Betway One-Day International ODI series due to a right adductor strain,” CSA said.

The One-Day International series against England is scheduled to take place on December 4, 6 and 9.

The statement added that the player will be released from the squad and Bio-Secure Environment to begin his recovery and rehabilitation.

South Africa will hope that the 25-year-old will be available for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka which begins on December 26.

(SOURCE: CGTN AFRICA)

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