Test cricket is a gruelling game and a way to assess a player’s endurance. On Sunday, South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada helped his side cruise to a comfortable win over Bangladesh. He finished with match figures of 10-63. Meanwhile, Bangladesh were bowled out for 172 in their second innings. With this score, he reached a milestone 100 wickets in Test cricket. Aged just 22, Rabada is one of the youngest players to ever bag 100 wickets. Today, we are compiling a list of youngest players to get 100 wickets in Test cricket.
5) Kagiso Rabada (22 years, 134 days)
The young South African obliterated the Bangladesh batting line up, not once but twice. Rabada led the Protean attack in the absence of several strong players. Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn were some of the danger men sidelined by injury. So Kagiso rose to the occasion and delivered. In the first innings, Bangladesh were skittled out for 147 as Rabada took a 5-wicket haul. In the very next innings, Bangladesh were restricted to 172 and the 22-year old nabbed another 5-wicket haul. It was during this innings that he achieved the magic figure of 100.