Proteas

Donald: Rabada needs to be managed

2015-10-12 15:38
Kagiso Rabada (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas great Allan Donald has emphasised the importance of carefully managing the future of rising star bowler Kagiso Rabada. 

Donald, giving a video interview for the ICC's website, stopped serving as the Proteas' bowling coach after the 2015 World Cup but he still has a keen interest in the development of the side's bowling force.

"We need to be very careful. Because it looks to me like he’s (Rabada) destined to play for the Proteas for a long time without spending too much time in the first class environment," said Donald.

"So we need to balance that very carefully, and labelling players so quickly is also a dangerous thing."

Donald added that the lack of first class cricket had also not done 26-year-old Wayne Parnell any favours.

"Quickly we realised that he (Parnell) had a great talent in the short form of the game," said Donald.

"But he hasn’t played much first class cricket. And now we’re looking for him to develop as a Test bowler.

"He’s got unbelievable talent, there’s no question about that, but he hasn’t played enough four day cricket for him to come into that team."

 

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