Sat, 17 Apr 2021

  • Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada's numbers are impressive for a 25-year-old who has taken 200 Test wickets.
  • Rabada has been in first-class cricket service since 2014 and made his Test debut the following year.
  • He's the only South African bowler born in the 1990s and the third overall to have achieved this feat.

Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada achieved a new milestone on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Karachi on Thursday.

Rabada became the seventh South African bowler to cross the 200 Test wicket mark when he dismissed Hassan Ali for 21.

READ | Kagiso Rabada makes history by claiming 200th Test wicket, fourth youngest to do so

Here are some impressive stats in his 44 Test matches thus far:

3 - The number of bowlers born in the 1990s with 200 or more Test wickets currently. Rabada is one of them. Australians Mitchell Starc (born in 1990 with 255 wickets) and Josh Hazlewood (born in 1991 with 212 wickets) are the others.

18 - Rabada's age when he made his first-class debut for Gauteng against Easterns in 2014. He took 3/28 in the first innings of the drawn game. Ernest Kemm was his first first-class scalp.

20 - Rabada's age when made his Test debut against India in Mohali in 2015. He took 1/30 in the 108-run defeat with India's captain Virat Kohli being his first Test wicket.

5 - The number of Tests it took Rabada to get the first of his nine five-wicket hauls. He took 5/73 against England at the Wanderers in 2016 in a game SA lost by seven wickets.

6 - The Test where Rabada collected his 13/144 against England at SuperSport Park in Centurion on 2016, his first Test 10-wicket haul and the second-best by a South African behind Makhaya Ntini's 13/132 against the West Indies in Trinidad in 2005.

10/63 - Rabada's cheapest 10-wicket haul, taken against Bangladesh in Bloemfontein in 2017.

8 - The number of five-wicket hauls Rabada has taken in South Africa. None have been taken in England, New Zealand and Asia, with one on Australia (5/92 in Perth in 2016). His best in Asia in 4/50 against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2018 while he's yet to play a Test against the West Indies home or away.

19.49 - Rabada's average against Pakistan with best bowling figures of 4/61 in four Tests, including the ongoing one in Karachi.

32.84 - Rabada's average against New Zealand in five matches. It is Rabada's highest average against any Test nation, with his lowest being 8 against Zimbabwe.

141 - The number of wickets Rabada has taken in South Africa from his 200 wickets at an average of 20.09. He's got into double figures in England (16) and Australia (15) but has yet to do so in India (9), New Zealand and Sri Lanka (8) and in Pakistan (3).

29.81- Rabada's average away from home from 18 Tests, which is slightly better than James Anderson's 32.59 from 62 matches.

52 - The number of wickets Rabada has taken against England, the most against any one country. He's taken 38 against Australia, 35 against Sri Lanka, 24 against India, 20 against Pakistan, 15 against Bangladesh, 13 against England and 3 against Zimbabwe

57 - The most wickets in a calendar year by Rabada, which in 2017. He took 52 in 2018 and 46 in 2016, his most profitable years in Test cricket.

Source: News24

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