Proteas

SA should be 'excited' by Rabada

2016-03-09 11:28
Kagiso Rabada (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South African fans have a reason to be excited as Kagiso Rabada continues his explosive introduction into the world of international cricket. 

That is the view of Australia all-rounder Shane Watson, who was full of praise for the 20-year-old on the eve of Wednesday's T20I series decider against the Proteas in Cape Town.

Watson has only played in one of the T20Is so far - Sunday's thriller in Johannesburg - but he has already seem enough of Rabada to know that he is something special.

"There's no doubt he's got a bit of pace behind him and he's an incredible athlete as well, just seeing him move around the field," said Watson.

"It looks like he can bowl for days on end and not get tired. He bowls a good pace, has obviously got some really good skill as well and what I've seen in T20 cricket alone, let alone Test cricket, he's had a lot of success recently.

"I think South Africa should be very excited about what he's going to bring to South African cricket for quite a while."

"He's got a good handle on the game already ... the last game (Johannesburg) from what I've seen he's got good skills and variations as well."

Wednesday night's match gets underway at 18:00.

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