Ankle injury puts Rabada out of T20Is against Ireland

South Africa are hoping to have their premier quick back for the three-Test series against England

Kagiso Rabada goes back to his bowling mark, England vs South Africa, 1st T20I, Bristol, July 27, 2022

Kagiso Rabada has a left medial ankle injury  •  Getty Images

Kagiso Rabada, South Africa's pace frontman, has been ruled out of the two-T20I series against Ireland, to be played in Bristol in August, "following a review of his left medial ankle injury by the Proteas medical team".
"He [Rabada] will continue medical management and rehabilitation and his progress will be closely monitored in preparation for the upcoming three-match Test series against England later this month," a CSA media statement said.
Rabada was rested for the three-match ODI series in England recently as part of his workload management but took part in the T20I series. He played the first two T20Is in which he picked up just one wicket. He was replaced by Anrich Nortje for the final outing in Southampton owing to a niggle. South Africa drew the ODI series 1-1, with the last fixture washed out, before clinching the T20I series 2-1.
The two T20Is against Ireland will be played on August 3 and 5 in Bristol. South Africa will then take on England in a three-Test series that begins on August 17 at Lord's - these matches are part of the World Test Championship. South Africa are currently leading the championship table, while England are placed seventh.
With Temba Bavuma nursing an elbow injury, David Miller will continue leading South Africa in the shortest format.