The Delhi Daredevils have suffered a major blow after South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada was on Thursday ruled out of the 2018 Indian Premier League due to back injury. The pacer has become the latest International star forced to withdraw from the IPL after he was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back and will be sidelined for at least three months. (Delhi Daredevils News)
Delhi Daredevils used their Right to Match card (RTM) in the 2018 IPL auctions to bring in the star pacer for 4.20 crore. Rabada, who has been phenomenal this year looked to be in his career-best form after his dominant performances against the tours of India and Australia. (IPL 2018 Schedule)
According to cricket.com.au, Proteas team manager Dr Mohammed Mossajee said that the 22-year old will be ruled out for three months. (IPL 2018 Venues)
“Kagiso has been diagnosed with a lower back stress reaction which will rule him out of cricket action for up to three months.”
“He will need a month’s break from all physical activity before commencing with a rehabilitation programme to get him ready for the series against Sri Lanka in July.”
The Daredevils were banking on the pacer along with New Zealand's Trent Boult to form a formidable pace attack. However, the Delhi based IPL franchise will have to make the most of Boult and Mohammed Shami.