Proteas

'Fearless' Rabada has plans for England

Kagiso Rabada (Gallo)
Kagiso Rabada (Gallo)

Cape Town - Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada says he has plans in order to dismantle England ahead of the four-match Test series starting on Thursday at Lord's.

The Proteas head into the Test series on the back foot after consecutive poor performances in the ICC Champions Trophy, ODI and T20 series in England.

However, Rabada remains positive that the team can bounce back and hopefully seal a third consecutive Test series win.

The Proteas paceman is keen to get out onto the field at Lord's after taking 4/39 in the final ODI in May.

The 22-year-old will be playing his first Test match at the 'Home of Cricket' and says he will looking forward to walk through the historic Long Room.

"Yes, it is (a big deal playing at Lord's)," Rabada told the Daily Mail website.

"When you're young and watching TV, you see the guys walk through the Long Room and people clapping - it's very traditional. And now it's nice to be among it."

Rabada, who is ranked seventh on the Test bowler rankings, believes that the Proteas will be able to maintain their 14-year unbeaten Test series triumph in England.

"I've learned to be fearless. If you don't do well, so be it," added Rabada.

"I've got my plans in order. It's not going to be an easy Test. England are a quality team, playing in their backyard. The guys are up for it."

Play starts on Thursday at 12:00 SA time.

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