Kagiso Rabada, South African International Cricketer

A cricket player from South Africa named Kagiso Rabada. In November 2014, he made his ODI debut for South Africa, and in 2015, he made his Test debut. By January 2018, Rabada significantly impacted international cricket, rising to the top of the ODI and Test bowling rankings. He collected 150 wickets in Test match cricket at the age of 23. Becoming the sport’s youngest bowler to do so. At Cricket South Africa’s annual banquet, Kagiso Rabada received numerous honours. Including “ODI Cricketer of the Year,” “Test Cricketer,” and “Cricketer of the Year.” He has represented the “Delhi Daredevils” (now the “Delhi Capitals”) in the popular Twenty20 cricket tournament known as the “Indian Premier League” (IPL).

Early Childhood & Life

Mpho and Florence Rabada welcomed Kagiso Rabada into the world on May 25, 1995, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. He a Methodist Parochial school called “St. Stithians Boys College” is where he attended.
He was chosen to represent Gauteng in the “CSA Provincial One-Day Competition” against Border in first-class cricket in December 2013. His outstanding first-class exploits helped him earn a spot in the 2014 “ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.”
South Africa won the 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup thanks to Rabada’s 14-wicket haul. His 3.10 average economy rate contributed to South Africa’s historic victory in the renowned competition. Because of his speed and accuracy, he was dubbed “the quickest and most feared bowler” in the competition.
Rabada later joined a professional cricket team named “The Highveld Lions.” Later, he got seven wickets in two games while playing for the “Lions” in the domestic first-class cricket league called “The Sunfoil Series.”

Career Domestic & IPL

In a game against “The Hollywoodbets Dolphins” in February 2015, Kagiso Rabada set a record by taking a team-high 14 wickets for the “Lions,” following up his outstanding showing at the “Under-19 Cricket World Cup.” The English first-class county club “Kent County Cricket Club” signed him the following year. Rabada forfeited his chance to compete in the 2016 “Indian Premier League” by choosing the English team.
Kagiso Rabada participated in two “County Championships” and six Twenty20 (T20) games while residing in England for the Kent County Cricket Club. In January 2018, the “Delhi Daredevils” purchased him once more.
Kagiso Rabada joined the Jozi Stars, a South African franchise side, in October 2018 to compete in the first Mzansi Super League, a T20 cricket competition. He participated in the “IPL” in 2019 for the “Delhi Capitals.”

International Career

  • On November 5, 2014, Kagiso Rabada played his first T20 International against Australia.
  • He played his first one-day international match against Bangladesh on July 10, 2015. In his first ODI, Rabada became the second player to take a hat-trick (three wickets in a row).

  • He played in his first Test match on November 5, 2015, against India. He subsequently chose to participate in the 2015–16 tour against England. Rabada took 13 wickets in the fourth Test against England, making him the youngest South African bowler to take ten wickets in a Test match. His contribution enabled his squad to defeat England at home.

  • Rabada became the best ODI bowler in the world after taking four wickets in the third ODI match of South Africa’s 2017 tour of England. Moreover, he overtook Saqlain Mushtaq (in 1998) as the youngest player to hold the #1 spot in the ICC ODI bowler rankings. As he took five wickets in the first Test match against India in 2018, he rose to the top Test bowler in the world rankings.

  • In the second test match of 2018, he defeated the visiting Aussies with 11 wickets. After Shaun Pollock, Vernon Philander, and Dale Steyn, his performance helped him surpass 900 points in the “ICC Test bowling rankings,” making him the fourth South African to accomplish the accomplishment.

  • He achieved the record for the youngest bowler with 150 Test cricket wickets in July 2018. Moreover, he completed 150 test wickets for the third-fastest time among South African bowlers. Against Sri Lanka in March 2019, he recorded his 100th ODI wicket. He was chosen in April 2019. To represent South Africa in the 2019 “Cricket World Cup.”

  • Rabada has received numerous “man of the match” and “man of the series” honors for his efforts. He also received multiple awards at the annual banquet for Cricket South Africa.

Personal & Family Life

Mpho Rabada, the father of Kagiso Rabada, is a physician. Florence Rabada, his mother, is an attorney. The Rabada family prefers to keep a low profile. He doesn’t discuss his family members often since he respects their right to privacy.
Rabada uses social media sites like Twitter frequently. Rabada’s comical assertion that his girlfriend was not pleased with his colleague Faf du Plessis’ gesture of kissing his forehead when he dismissed Indian player Hardik Pandya during India’s tour of South Africa in 2018 caught the attention of many in one of his social media postings from that year. His supporters responded positively to his post, and many liked his sense of humour.

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