Protea fast bowler Kagiso Rabada withdraws from IPL due to injury

Protea fast bowler Kagiso Rabada withdraws from IPL due to injury

- Kagiso Rabada will withdraw from the IPL and return to South Africa

- This comes after Rabda reported stiffness in his lower back

- Cricket South Africa wants Rabada to rest and receive treatment to ensure he is fit to play in the World Cup

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Protea fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will sit out the rest of the IPL due to a stiffness in his back related to a previous injury.

He will be returning to South Africa for medical treatment.

Rabada has a history of back problems and was recalled for the league as a precaution.

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Rabada will be examined by a back specialist on his return to South Africa and thereafter undergo treatment and rehabilitation. This is aimed at ensuring he is back to form in time for next month's ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.

According to Cricket South Africa, Rabada started experiencing stiffness in his lower pack several days ago. He underwent scans and met with a physiotherapist. As a result, Cricket South Africa's medical committee decided to withdraw Rabada and bring him home. 

"It is indeed very hard for me to leave the Delhi Capitals at this stage of the tournament," Rabada said after his departure was announced. He said it had been good season and that believed his team could nab the trophy, has gathered.

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Rabada played a key role in Delhi Capitals success this season, and he departs the IPL as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament.

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