Cape Town| Jagran Sports Desk| South African coach Ottis Gibson has said that the pace duo of Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada would be fit to play their 2019 World Cup match against England.

"There was an issue with KG (Rabada) and there was an issue with Dale, but we feel that those guys are on track," Gibson told reporters on Tuesday.

"There's nothing that people should be alarmed about. They're going to both make full recoveries and be able to take their place at the World Cup."

The squad converged in the city and took a hike up Table Mountain, and the 50-year-old Gibson, a former West Indies pacer from Barbados, seemed buoyed by his two pacers' recovery and "excellent" mood in the camp.

"We've been away from each other, all over the world and so on," he said.

"To have everybody back is awesome. The fact that the guys who played in the IPL final also turned up in good health is also very nice.

"One thing I really enjoy about this group is, when we come together, we really come together. There were all sorts of 'bromance' and hugging and people connecting with each other going on last night.

"We waited for the IPL guys to get off the plane about 4 O'clock yesterday, and we had a nice little session. We went for a team meal last night and got together and started our conversations around how we're going to approach the World Cup journey."

(with PTI inputs)

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