Full name Lungisani Ngidi
Born March 29, 1996, Durban, Natal
Current age 21 years 121 days
Major teams South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Inland Under-19s, Northerns, South Africa Under-19s, Titans
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|T20I debut||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Centurion, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard|
|Last T20I||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Jan 25, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Northerns v Border at Centurion, Jan 5-7, 2016 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Titans v Lions at Benoni, Jan 12-15, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Northerns v Border at Centurion, Jan 8, 2016 scorecard|
|Last List A||England Lions v South Africa A at Northampton, Jun 3, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Northerns v Zimbabwe President's XI at Benoni, Sep 5, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20s||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Jan 25, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/59, 5*||Sth Africa A||v Eng Lions||Northampton||3 Jun 2017||LA|
|3, 0/43||Sth Africa A||v Eng Lions||Nottingham||1 Jun 2017||LA|
|-||Sth Africa A||v Yorkshire||Leeds||27 May 2017||LA|
|2/38||Titans||v Warriors||Centurion||31 Mar 2017||LA|
|2/20||Titans||v Cape Cobras||Centurion||23 Mar 2017||LA|
|3/32||Titans||v Warriors||Benoni||21 Mar 2017||LA|
|0/28||Titans||v Dolphins||Durban||19 Mar 2017||LA|
|1/43||Titans||v Lions||Johannesburg||17 Mar 2017||LA|
|1/48, 2*||Titans||v Knights||Kimberley||12 Mar 2017||LA|
|0/46||Titans||v Warriors||East London||5 Mar 2017||LA|
A tall, imposing paceman, Lungi Ngidi can reach speeds in the 140s kph and is as comfortable opening the bowling as he is at the death, making him one of South Africa's most promising limited-overs prospects. Ngidi was schooled at Kwa-Zulu Natal's Hilton College and was involved at every provincial age-group level from under-13.
He played for Kwa-Zulu Natal Under-19s at the Khaya Majola week in 2014, where he was spotted by Northerns. They facilitated his move up country, where he honed his skills at the University of Pretoria. Ngidi was identified as a T20 prospect early on when he finished as the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the Africa Cup, a provincial T20 tournament that serves as a curtain raiser to the season, in September 2015. His six wickets came at an average of 12.50 and helped Northerns win the title. He was named Africa T20 Cup player of the year and was also promoted to the franchise team, Titans, for parts of their T20 campaign. Ngidi played in the final for Titans in 2015-16, which they won, and was a central figure in their title defence the following season.
In January 2017, Ngidi was picked for South Africa's T20 squad to face Sri Lanka and was named Man of the Match on debut. His international career was just two games old when he was included in the ODI squad to face Sri Lanka later that month.
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