Kagiso Rabada is currently the best bowler in South Africa, and he has got his team out of trouble many times. Now Rabada is playing for Punjab in IPL 2023. Rabada has achieved a lot of success in his cricket career. Let us see the top 10 records of Rabada.
1. Becomes The Fastest Player To Take 100 Wickets In IPL
During the match between Punjab Kings vs. Gujarat Titans on April 13, 2023, Rabada became the fastest player to get 100 wickets in Indian Premier League (IPL). Rabada got this record in his 64th IPL match, where he surpassed Lasith Malinga, who completed 70 games to take 100 wickets. Rabada took his 100 wickets by dismissing Wridhiman Saha. In 2020 Rabada made his debut in IPL for Delhi Capitals. The 2020 IPL was his peak year, where he took 30 wickets in just 17 matches, and he also won the purple cap and was considered the best bowler of that season.
2. Rabada Under 19 Performance
The under-19 world cup occurred in the United Arab Emirates in 2014, and the champion was South Africa; it was their first title. Rabada contributed a lot in that tournament. One of his greatest moments was taking six wickets for 25 runs against Australia. He has won many Player of the Match awards for his performance. Another unique thing about Rabada is that in the tournament, he bowled continuously at a speed of 140, which makes it tough for the batsman. Rabada took 14 wickets in that tournament and finished as the 2nd best bowler of the match.
3. Rabada T20 Carrier
In the T20 format, Rabada has done very well, he is ranked 39 in the T20 format, but ranking does not tell the performance. In ICC men's T20 World Cup against England, Rabada became the first South African bowler to take a hat trick. In T20 format, Rabada debuted on 05 Nov, 2014 and on that day, South Africa got a gem. Rabada performed well whenever the team needed him with the new ball or in the deaths. His best bowling stats were against Bangladesh, where he took three wickets for 20 runs.
4. Best Bowling Average And Strike Rate In IPL
When it comes to the fast bowlers in IPL, Rabada received the title of the most talented South African bowler. He always proved himself as the best. Rabada debuted in the IPL carrier in 2017 for Delhi Capitals, in 2022, Punjab Kings bought him for 9.25 crore. In the table of bowling strike rates, Rabada has held the position of rank 1. Rabada played 67 matches, and he has bowled 254 overs, two maidens, runs 2122, total wickets of 104, an average of 20.40, best bowling performance of 4/21, an economy rate of 8.35, a strike rate of 14.65, and 4 wicket haul six times. As of now, this is the best bowling stat in IPL.
5. Kagiso Rabada Bags Six Awards
The South African bowler has won 6 awards from Cricket South Africa (CSA). The awards are Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year, ODI Cricketer of the Year, South Africa Players’ Player of the Year, and Fans Player of the Year. Rabada had also got some best moments in his career. Where, he received the best dismissal award when he dismissed David Warner in South Africa during the third test. Rabada is the most talented bowler, and now he is taking the lead.
6. Best Bowling Figures In ODI Debut
Rabada made his debut in the ODI format on 10th Jul, 2015, the proud moment for Rabada came when he took his first international wicket with Glen Maxwell, but he didn't stop, and his best came when he took six wickets in his debut match against Bangladesh. On that day, he also marked a record of being the second player who took a hat trick on his debut. He bowled eight overs, three maidens, 16 runs, and got six wickets. This was a fabulous performance by a debutant.
7. Rabada 10 Wicket Haul In Test Cricket
Kagiso Rabada debuted in the test format on 5 November, 2015, against India. Against India, he showed his best version and proved why he is the best. He continuously bowled at the speed of 140. Rabada bags a fantastic record in the test format; he took a total of 13 wickets against England. The 20-year boy became a star and captured the title of youngest South African to take ten wicket haul.
8. Rabada, The Yorker Specialist
In the modern era of cricket, everyone supports batsman maximum. There are very few bowlers who built that impact, and Rabada is the best example of it. Yorker is an essential part of the bowling field, it makes batters very tough to face the Yorker, and Rabada has mastered this art. Rabada has bowled at the highest speed in his career, 154.23 mph. Rabada's deadliest yorker makes it very difficult to face the batsman. When the team needs a breakthrough in crucial moments, Rabada has never disappointed his squad.
9. Rabada’s Highest Test Wicket In 2018
When Rabada debuted in the test format in 2015, he assured his position in the team by his performance. Rabada's peak year in the test format came in 2018, were he became the most wicket-taker. He took a total of 52 wickets, which included a 10-wicket haul and 2-5-wicket haul. At the age of 23, he achieved this achievement. Rabada became a consistent performer for his country.
10. Youngest One To Take 150 Wickets In The Test Format
Rabada has also achieved one more record; he became the youngest bowler to take 150 wickets in the test. In a 2018 match against Srilanka, Rabada achieved this record by dismissing Dilruwan Perera. Rabada surpassed Harbhajan Singh's record. The whole team and country became proud of him. Rabada is currently ranked 4 in the ICC test ranking.