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South Africa hopeful Rabada will be fit for WC

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are hopeful that injured pace spearhead Rabada will be fit in time for as he was sidelined for another 2-3 weeks.

South Africa's medical team said they had taken an 'extra cautious' approach with Rabada due to his history of back complaints and were confident he will play a role in the tournament.

"The anticipated recovery period for is two to three weeks and we are hopeful he'll make a full recovery to be part of squad," team doctor was quoted as saying by

Rabada complained of while playing for Delhi Capitals in the He returned home for further assessment.

Besides Rabada, are also plagued with to (shoulder) and Lungi Ngidi (side).

"The selectors have ensured they have enough options on the table but there are some players that have been earmarked as standby players," Moosajee added.

According to rules, 15-man World Cup squads must be finalised by May 23, while injured players can be replaced during the tournament.

For the Proteas, paceman Anrich Nortje was ruled out of the tournament due to a last week and was replaced by all-rounder



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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 16:52 IST