Kagiso Rabada Biography
Kagiso Rabada was born on 25 May, 1995. His father is a doctor and his mother Florence is a lawyer. He is a South African cricketer, who plays all formats of the game. He is known by the nickname KG, is a fast bowler and plays domestic cricket for the Highveld Lions. He made his South African debut in November 2014 in limited-overs cricket before going on to make his Test debut in November 2015. Rabada attended St Stithians Boys College, leaving the school in 2013. In July 2016, Rabada became the first cricketer to win six awards at Cricket South Africa’s annual dinner, including the prize for Cricketer of the Year.
He made his debut for the Gauteng in the CSA Provincial One-Day Competition against Border in December 2013. He was chosen to represent South Africa’s Under-19 side for the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. As South Africa won the tournament, he was their best bowler claiming the 2nd most wickets (14) in the tournament at an economy rate of 3.10. He also claimed the best figures of the tournament: 6/25 against Australia A. This led to him being dubbed “the fastest and most feared bowler in the competition.
Kagiso made his Twentieth International debut for South Africa against Australia on 5 November 2014. He made his One Day International debut for South Africa against Bangladesh on 10 July 2015, achieving best figures of 6/16 on debut. He also became only the second player, after Taijul Islam, to take a hat-trick on debut in an ODI match. He made his Test debut for South Africa against India on 5 November 2015. In the fourth Test of England’s 2015–16 tour of South Africa, he finished with figures of 13/144 helping his team win the game. In the process, he became the youngest South African to take a ten-wicket haul in a Test, and the figures were his team’s second best ever, after Makhaya Ntini’s 13/132.
During the first Test at Lord’s in South Africa’s 2017 tour of England, Rabada was suspended for the second Test at Trent Bridge following an altercation with Ben Stokes after using “inappropriate language” after dismissing Stokes on the first day.
He has made several Man of the Match both in the loca;l and international level.