South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has said that the injured fast-bowling duo of Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn should recover in time for the ICC World Cup 2019.
Rabada has been a consistent performer across formats for South Africa, and was the second-highest wicket-taker in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League, despite having his stint cut short by a stiff back. Steyn’s, meanwhile, continued to be plagued by a troublesome shoulder, and flew back to South Africa after playing just two games.
“We feel that those guys are on track,” Gibson said. “There’s nothing that people should be alarmed about. They’re going to both make full recoveries and be able to take their place at the World Cup.”
Just over two weeks remain before South Africa begin their campaign, in the tournament opener.