20 Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada
Current Team
MI New York
Major League Cricket, 2024 ICC Mens T20 World Cup

With his lethal pace and unwavering determination, Rabada is poised to dominate the international cricketing arena for years to come.

Born on May 25, 1995, in Johannesburg, Kagiso Rabada has emerged as one of the most dynamic and talented fast bowlers in world cricket. With his electrifying pace, deadly accuracy, and remarkable consistency, Rabada has become a vital asset for the South African cricket team across all formats.

Early Career and Rise to Prominence

Rabada first caught the attention of the cricketing world during the 2014 Under-19 World Cup, where he delivered a memorable performance against Australia in the semi-final, taking 6 wickets for just 25 runs. South Africa went on to win the tournament, with Rabada finishing as the highest wicket-taker.

His stellar performances in the Under-19 World Cup earned him a franchise contract with Lions, and he quickly made his mark in domestic cricket. Rabada’s raw pace and ability to generate bounce made him a nightmare for batsmen, leading to his inclusion in the national ODI and Test squads within a year.

International Success and Milestones

In July-August 2015, Rabada made history by becoming only the second player to take a hat-trick on ODI debut, finishing with incredible figures of 6 wickets for 16 runs. He continued to impress in the longer format, breaking records and showcasing his potential as a future leader of the South African bowling attack.

One of Rabada’s standout performances came during a home series against England, where he became the youngest South African to take 10 wickets in a Test match, finishing with 13 wickets in total. His remarkable consistency and ability to thrive under pressure have earned him praise from cricketing legends and fans alike.

IPL and County Cricket Stints

Despite attracting interest from IPL franchises, Rabada opted for a county deal with Kent, showcasing his versatility and willingness to adapt to different conditions. His stint with Kent further enhanced his reputation as a world-class fast bowler, laying the foundation for successful campaigns in T20 cricket.

Records and Achievements

Throughout his career, Rabada has amassed impressive records and achieved numerous milestones. He holds the South African record for the best bowling figures in a first-class match, with an incredible haul of 14 wickets for 105 runs. Additionally, Rabada’s exceptional strike rate and outstanding bowling analyses in Test matches underscore his status as one of the premier fast bowlers in modern cricket.

At 28 years old, Kagiso Rabada has already left an indelible mark on the world of cricket with his exceptional talent and remarkable performances. As he continues to evolve and refine his skills, Rabada remains a key figure in the South African cricket team’s quest for success across all formats. With his lethal pace and unwavering determination, Rabada is poised to dominate the international cricketing arena for years to come.

Major League Cricket


2024 ICC Mens T20 World Cup


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