Rabada has been suspended for the next two test matches
South African bowler Kagiso Rabada has been suspended for the next two Test matches against Australia. This statement came from the side of the ICC. Rabada was deliberately found guilty of improper contact with Australian captain Steve Smith. Because of which he has been suspended for two Tests against Australia. Rabada’s absence can have a big impact on South Africa because, in the 2nd Test, Rabada has taken 11 wickets at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. And this match has also been won by South Africa by six wickets.
Kagiso Rabada was fined 50% of his match fee and handed three demerit points that mean he can’t play next two test matches.
Earlier, Rabada was suspended for this reason. When Ben Stokes was returning to the pavilion, Rabada did use some Abuse words which was audible in the wicket microphone. Because of which he was suspended for a Test match.
South Africa has many options to make changes in the team.
South Africa Squad in the second Test Match
Playing11:- Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Theunis de Bruyn, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi
Morne Morkel, Willem Mulder, Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen
Australia Squad in the second Test Match
Playing 11:- Steven Smith (c), Tim Paine (w), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Bench:- Peter Handscomb, Jon Holland, Jhye Richardson, Chadd Sayers