Proteas kit for ICC T20 CWC 2024 World Cup

The Proteas are soon set to begin their T20 World Cup campaign. Image: Supplied by CSA.

Proteas star suffers injury scare ahead of T20 World Cup

The Proteas are closely monitoring the fitness of Kagiso Rabada after he returned home from the IPL with an injury.

Proteas kit for ICC T20 CWC 2024 World Cup

The Proteas are soon set to begin their T20 World Cup campaign. Image: Supplied by CSA.

The Proteas will soon begin their T20 World Cup campaign, with the tournament to be played in the USA and West Indies from 1-29 June.

Aiden Markram will lead the side in what will be his first World Cup assignment since being named T20 International (T20I) captain, with the squad for the tournament having been unveiled last month.

There is little doubt that fast-bowling superstar Kagiso Rabada will be central to the team’s ambitions, and there will now be a nervous wait after it was confirmed that he had picked up an injury niggle in the IPL.

In a statement, CSA confirmed that Rabadad had “returned home from the Indian Premier League due to a lower limb soft tissue infection”. 

“The 28-year-old consulted a specialist on arrival in South Africa and is being closely monitored by the Cricket South Africa medical team,” a statement added.

The good news is that his involvement at the tournament is not not expected to be affected, but it is an injury scare that would have sent some cold shivers down the spine of the medical team.

As the countdown to the highly anticipated tournament begins, here are the key fixtures to mark down in the calendar.

Proteas’ Group Stage Itinerary – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup West Indies and USA 2024

Monday, 03 June – 10:30 (16:30 SAST)

Sri Lanka vs South Africa – Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York

Saturday, 08 June – 10:30 (16:30 SAST)

Netherlands vs South Africa – Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York

Monday, 10 June – 10:30 (16:30 SAST)

South Africa vs Bangladesh – Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York

Friday, 14 June – 19:30 (01:30 SAST)

South Africa vs Nepal – Arnos Vale Ground, St Vincent

SA SQUAD

Aiden Markram (captain, Momentum Multiply Titans), Ottniel Baartman (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Gerald Coetzee (Momentum Multiply Titans), Quinton de Kock (Momentum Multiply Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (DP World Lions), Reeza Hendricks (DP World Lions), Marco Jansen (Dafabet Warriors), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Anrich Nortje (Dafabet Warriors), Kagiso Rabada (DP World Lions) Ryan Rickelton (DP World Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans) and Tristan Stubbs (Dafabet Warriors).

Travelling Reserves

Nandre Burger (World Sports Betting Western Province) and Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans)

Management

Rob Walter (Head Coach), Khomotso Volvo Masubelele (Team Manager), Jean-Paul Duminy (Batting Coach), Eric Simons (Bowling Coach), Wandile Gwavu (Fielding Coach), Thomas Dawson-Squibb (Performance Coach), Runeshan Moodley (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Matthew Reuben (Performance Analyst), Sizwe Hadebe (Physiotherapist), Dr Konrad von Hagen (Team Doctor), Kyle Botha (Logistics and Masseur) and Lucy Davey (Media Manager).