With the World Cup less than a month away, Cricket South Africa (CSA) is in a spot of bother with their pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada complaining of discomfort in his back as he plies his trade for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. While DC rested Rabada for the game against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday, his scan reports have been sent to CSA to decide on the future course of action. Speaking to IANS, a senior DC official in the know of developments said that all tests have been done on the pacer and the reports have been sent to CSA and they will decide on the pacer’s further participation in the cash-rich league this season. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After CSK vs RR, Match 37: Rajasthan Royals Beat Chennai Super Kings to Rise to 5th Spot; KL Rahul And Kagiso Rabada Lead Orange Cap, Purple Cap Battle Respectively
“He just complained of discomfort and we got all the tests done because we don’t wish to take a chance with any of our players. With the World Cup round the corner, even CSA got in touch with us and we spoke to them and have now sent them the reports. They will check the reports and get back to us on how to go about Rabada’s participation in the IPL. “He has had an issue with his back and there is no point in risking him. We as a franchise also respect the fact that this is the year of the World Cup,” the official explained. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After MI vs KXIP, Match 36: Kings XI Punjab Beat Mumbai Indians to Take 6th Spot; KL Rahul Strengthens Lead Over Orange Cap
If CSA does stop the pacer’s participation in this edition of the cash-rich league to keep Rabada fresh for the World Cup, starting in England and Wales on May 30, it will be a big blow for Delhi going into the playoff stages of the IPL. Rabada is currently the Purple Cap holder in the tournament with 25 wickets from 12 games. Second on the list is his South Africa teammate Imran Tahir. The Chennai Super Kings spinner has picked 21 wickets from 13 games. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After DC vs RR, Match 30: Delhi Capitals Reclaim Top Spot After Beating Rajasthan Royals, Kagiso Rabada Maintains Strong Hold Over Purple Cap
Delhi Capitals in fact missed Rabada’s services in the game against Chennai at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday as they lost to M.S. Dhoni’s men by 80 runs after being bundled out for just 99.