South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada turned 26 on Tuesday (May 25). He has been the leading bowler of the team for some time. Rabada is the only bowler to have taken more than 300 wickets in all game formats since 2016. He has done a hat-trick in his ODI debut. Apart from this, he has also made many records; let’s take a look at them.
Rabada has so far taken 202 wickets in 45 Tests at an average of 23.36. He has taken ten or more wickets four times in Tests.
At the same time, 77 ODIs have taken 119 wickets with the best performance of 6/16. On the other hand, Rabada has represented South Africa in 26 T20s so far, taking 41 wickets at an average of 26.41. During this time, his best performance has been 3/30.
Rabada holds the record for the best performance in ODI debut. Apart from this, he became only the second bowler to take a hat-trick in the debut ODI.
In his first match against Bangladesh in 2015, Rabada made history by taking a hat-trick. He became the first Proteas bowler to hit a hat-trick in a debut ODI. He took six wickets for 16 runs in that match.
These records have been made in the test.
Rabada has a strike rate of 41.7 in Test cricket. He is the best strike rate bowler for South Africa in Tests.
He took the 150th wicket of his Test career in the 31st match. He is the third fastest South African bowler to reach this figure after Joseph Tayfield (29) and Dale Steyn (29).
He (20 years, 46 days) is the youngest South African to take five wickets in an innings of Test cricket.
Rabada is the highest wicket-taker since 2016
Since the year 2016, Rabada has taken 320 wickets in international cricket. He is the highest wicket-taker since 2016 (including all formats). He is followed by Trent Boult (298 wickets).
Rabada has won the Purple Cap in the IPL
Delhi Capitals (DC) fast bowler Rabada achieved the Purple Cap, taking the highest wicket (30) in IPL 2020. Rabada bowled deadly from the start of the season.
Rabada became the highest wicket-taker for the DC team for the second consecutive year. Earlier, he took 25 wickets in IPL 2019.
Rabada took two wickets each in the IPL 2020, played in the UAE..