South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada injured ahead of England series

August 2, 2022 GMT
England's batsman Jason Roy, right, lunges and survive's a run out as South Africa's bowler Kagiso Rabada watches on during the T20 Cricket match between England and South Africa in Bristol, England, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. (AP Photo/David Cliff)
England's batsman Jason Roy, right, lunges and survive's a run out as South Africa's bowler Kagiso Rabada watches on during the T20 Cricket match between England and South Africa in Bristol, England, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. (AP Photo/David Cliff)
England's batsman Jason Roy, right, lunges and survive's a run out as South Africa's bowler Kagiso Rabada watches on during the T20 Cricket match between England and South Africa in Bristol, England, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. (AP Photo/David Cliff)
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England's batsman Jason Roy, right, lunges and survive's a run out as South Africa's bowler Kagiso Rabada watches on during the T20 Cricket match between England and South Africa in Bristol, England, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. (AP Photo/David Cliff)
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England's batsman Jason Roy, right, lunges and survive's a run out as South Africa's bowler Kagiso Rabada watches on during the T20 Cricket match between England and South Africa in Bristol, England, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. (AP Photo/David Cliff)

BRISTOL, England (AP) — South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will miss the two Twenty20 internationals against Ireland this week because of a left ankle injury.

Cricket South Africa on Tuesday said the Proteas’ attack leader will continue his rehabilitation in an effort to be fit for the test series against England, which starts Aug. 17 at Lord’s.

Rabada skipped the last T20 against England last Sunday but his medial ligament injury will need more treatment, CSA said, meaning he’s ruled out of the T20 games against the Irish in Bristol on Wednesday and Friday.

South Africa leads the World Test Championship standings ahead of a three-test series against a revived England, which has won its last four tests under new captain Ben Stokes and new coach Brendon McCullum.

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