Domingo backs Rabada for a county stint

South Africa coach Russell Domingo has backed the idea that young fast bowler Kagiso Rabada takes up an offer to play county cricket in England.

The 20 year-old Rabada equalled the most wickets taken by a South Africa bowler in Tests in the final match against England, and feels a stint playing in England's domestic structures would be helpful to his growth as an international player.

With concerns about his workload, Domingo has already said that the right-arm paceman's workload will be managed in the shorter formats.

On Rabada playing county cricket, Domingo said: "It will benefit him massively. He is still a young boy.

"He hasn't played a lot of four-day cricket and South Africa tour England in 2017 – there is a big series there with Tests and a Champions Trophy – so whatever experience he can get beforehand will be beneficial for him and the team.

"I think it's a very good idea."