SA vs IND: Proteas release Kagiso Rabada from ODI squad in order to manage his workload;
SA vs IND: Kagiso Rabada, the South African seam bowler, has been dropped from the team. For the next series against India, according to Cricket South Africa (CSA).
Due to significant workloads over a long period of time and the need for him to recover. Before the overseas Test series against New Zealand next month, the decision was made.
“No replacement will be brought in for him as there is an extended squad in place in the Bio-Secure Environment (BSE). But George Linde has been retained from the Test team as an extra spin-bowling option for the series,” stated an official Cricket South Africa (CSA) release.
Temba Bavuma, South Africa’s limited-overs captain. He said earlier on Tuesday that his team would try to carry the energy from the Test series into the next ODI series against India.
India and South Africa will play a three-match One-Day International series. With the opening match scheduled for Wednesday in Paarl. The Proteas had previously defeated India 2-1 in the Test series.
“Yeah, momentum is a real thing, you would have seen after the first Test. How we managed to get some momentum in the Johannesburg Test. And how we carried through. Momentum is a real thing, obviously. It is a different format and there is a different kind of pressure. Confidence is well within the team and we will be leading onto that to inspire the new guys,” said Bavuma during a virtual press conference.
“I would like to have as many options as possible considering the balance of the team. I am not aware of any physical or mental issues with Quinton de Kock. He had his commitments with his family, he is here with the team now. Aand he is training with the team. As far as I know, Quinton is fit and fine,” he added.
Talking about Quinton de Kock, Bavuma said: “It is good to see him again. We obviously missed him in the Test team but he has made his decision to retire from the longest format. We respect his decision, having him back has been good. Quinton will have a point to prove and I am sure he is also as excited as we are to see him in the team.”