Rabada's appeal will be heard on Monday, where he will be represented by renowned advocate Dali Mpofu in the hope of having the demerit points from the Port Elizabeth win rescinded.
"Olivier was the pick of our bowlers for South Africa A in their tour match against Australia while Morris has been in excellent form in domestic cricket, taking four wickets in an innings and making more than 150 runs, including a century, for the Titans in the Sunfoil Series against the league-leading Warriors", concluded Zondi.
However, Rabada later appealed against the guilty verdict handed to him by the ICC for breaching their code of conduct in a last-ditch bid to be able to play in the rest of the gripping series against Australia. "The majority of cricket takes place without incident". "I didn't feel anything in the moment".
Crowds for the first two Test matches in Durban and Port Elizabeth were small but attendance numbers are generally better in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Ntini believes they will turn up in their droves at Newlands should Rabada's ban be reversed.
Rabada's poor disciplinary history has made what may turn out to be level-two charge into a rather significant infringement with the young gun admitting he needs to work on how he operates on the pitch. In the two Tests so far he has taken 15 wickets at 16.8 apiece. On the video it looks like I got into the guy's space‚ so I shouldn't have done that. Both stars have created collapses and been named man of the match in this series.
Du Plessis questioned why Rabada and Warner were booked by the ICC under the same level of offence when (according to the South African captain), Warner's move appeared to be more aggressive.
Philander is regarded by Ricky Ponting as the hardest bowler he had faced when conditions suit.
Aussie spearhead Mitchell Starc says it's a blow for the Proteas. "We're just going to have to adapt to the conditions that are put in front of us", the left-armer said.
"I thought we bowled pretty well (in the second Test), probably as consistent as we have been for a long time".