Matches (25)
IPL (3)
USA vs CAN (1)
SA v SL [W] (1)
WI 4-Day (4)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
ACC Premier Cup (6)
Women's Tri-Series (1)

Full Name

Kagiso Rabada

Born

May 25, 1995, Johannesburg

Age

28y 325d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Kagiso Rabada IPL factfile

- Rabada's rapid rise in international cricket earned him an IPL deal when he was just 21. He was bought for INR 5 crore by Delhi Capitals (then Daredevils) in 2017.

- He played six games that year, returning as many wickets and missed the next season with injury.

- Retained in 2019 for INR 4.2 crore, Rabada went on to bag 25 wickets in 12 games. The next year, he finished as the season's highest wicket-taker, taking 30 wickets as Capitals finished runners-up.

- He was released ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction and was then snapped up by Punjab Kings for INR 9.25 crore.

- In his first season with Kings, he claimed 23 wickets even as the team failed to make the playoffs. He only played six matches in 2023 and was retained for IPL 2024.

Kagiso Rabada player profile

A strapping, genuine quick who regularly bowls in the 140-150kph range, Kagiso Rabada is the most exciting talent to emerge from South Africa in the post No.1 Test ranking era. Before he had turned 21, Rabada had already established himself as a potential leader of the attack.

Rabada thrust himself into the international spotlight at the 2014 Under-19 World Cup, where he took 6 for 25 against Australia in the semi-final. South Africa went on to win the title - their first - and Rabada finished as their highest wicket-taker.

Three months later, he was awarded a franchise contract with Lions and before the year was up, he had been included in the national ODI and Test squads. He made his T20I debut against Australia in Adelaide in November 2014.

In early 2015, Rabada showed his ability in the longer format. He claimed the South African record for the best bowling figures in a first-class match, 14 for 105, surpassing the haul taken by Dale Steyn seven seasons before. He finished the season as the third-highest wicket-taker in the Sunfoil Series.

He was included in all three squads to tour Bangladesh in July-August 2015, and became only the second player to take a hat-trick on ODI debut, eventually finishing with the best figures by a first-timer: 6 for 16.

Rabada also played in a home series against New Zealand and was then included on a tour to India. There, he led the ODI wicket-takers' list with Steyn after both claimed 10 wickets. Injuries to Morne Morkel, then Steyn and Vernon Philander, meant Rabada got a chance to play in three of the four Tests of that series. On inhospitable pitches, he worked hard, often without reward but displayed the stamina required of a Test bowler.

Rabada has had more assistance from the surfaces at home, where he played against England in the absence of Steyn and Philander. In the final Test, with South Africa having already lost the series, Rabada became the youngest South African to take 10 wickets in a match when he finished with 13 for 144.

His workload did not lessen as he played a further four ODIs and two T20Is against England, three T20Is against Australia, and also led the attack at the 2016 World T20 in India. After his performances, Rabada seemed primed for an IPL stint but chose to sign a county deal with Kent for a month instead.

Firdose Moonda

Kagiso Rabada Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests621121141664192917/11213/14422.053.3739.214144
ODIs10199517143611576/166/1627.775.0632.9620
T20Is565612071733583/203/2029.878.6120.8000
FC821491536483313669/3314/10522.763.2541.917175
List A119116607952081786/166/1629.255.1434.1820
T20s196194431558082494/214/2123.328.0717.3700

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests6296179054711.45186148.620011516300
ODIs101421836031*15.0045080.00002611370
T20Is5621141472221.00134109.7000125180
FC8211820112948*11.52227949.530014620390
List A119522140931*13.1952278.35003211410
T20s19673344274410.94407104.91003813670
Kagiso Rabada

Explore Statsguru Analysis

Test
ODI
T20I

Recent Matches of Kagiso Rabada

MatchBowlDateGroundFormat
PBKS vs RR2/1813-Apr-2024MullanpurT20
PBKS vs SRH1/3209-Apr-2024MullanpurT20
PBKS vs GT2/4404-Apr-2024AhmedabadT20
PBKS vs LSG1/3830-Mar-2024LucknowT20
PBKS vs RCB2/2325-Mar-2024BengaluruT20

Videos of Kagiso Rabada

Photos of Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada removed Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sanju Samson in successive overs
Jonny Bairstow has a chat with Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada got the first wicket for Punjab Kings
Kagiso Rabada celebrates a wicket
Kagiso Rabada picked up the first wicket of the chase
Kagiso Rabada celebrates a wicket