South African bowler Kagiso Rabada has been handed a two-Test suspension after being charged for two acts of misconduct, meaning he will miss the remainder of the series against Australia, according to a report on Sky Sports.
Rabada was in top form in the second test for South Africa and picked up the Man of the Match award as he helped his side level the score at 1-1 in the series.
However, the 22-year-old has been found guilty of two separate misconduct charges by the ICC. Firstly, he brushed the shoulder of Australia captain Steve Smith and then aggressively celebrated the wicket of David Warner.
Cricket South Africa is seeking legal advice over a possible appeal for the ban but as it stands, Rabada will miss the remaining crucial tests in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Rabada has taken a total of 11 wickets so far and regrets his actions of the field. He said:
It’s going to have to stop. I’m letting the team down and letting myself down. I won’t change the way I express myself but I will get far away from the batter.
I would have loved to be playing in the next game, especially coming off a performance like that. I felt really good in this Test match.
The series is well poised at 1-1 and we should be in for some brilliant cricket over the next two Tests.