Full Name

Lungisani True-man Ngidi


March 29, 1996, Durban, Natal


27y 342d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role


A tall, imposing 140kph-plus fast bowler, Lungi Ngidi is as comfortable opening the bowling as he is at the death, and has been a regular presence in South Africa's sides, if not quite a shoo-in.

Ngidi played for Kwa-Zulu Natal Under-19s at the Khaya Majola week in 2014, where he was spotted by Northerns, moved upcountry to hone his skills at the University of Pretoria, and was identified as a T20 prospect when he was the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the provincial Africa Cup T20 tournament. He was promoted to Northerns' franchise team, Titans, for parts of their T20 campaign in 2015-16, played in the final, which they won, and was a central figure in their title defence the following season.

In January 2017, Ngidi made his T20I debut, against Sri Lanka, and was named Man of the Match on debut for his 2 for 12. A year later, he impressed even more on Test debut, blowing India's chase apart with 6 for 39 in the fourth innings in Centurion to take South Africa 2-0 up in the series. His debut ODI series followed, against the same opponent, and brought him eight wickets in three matches.

Ngidi took a six-for in the second ODI of the clean sweep of Australia at home just before the pandemic hit. After more than a year out of Test cricket, he took seven wickets in two matches against Sri Lanka at home. He then toured Pakistan and West Indies before getting stuck into his favourite opponents, India, once again, taking eight wickets in Centurion in late 2021, though not in a win this time.

Lungi Ngidi Career Stats


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Batting & Fielding

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Lungisani True-man Ngidi

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Recent Matches of Lungi Ngidi

Royals vs Eastern Cape13*0/4502-Feb-2024PaarlT20
Royals vs Super Giants11/3128-Jan-2024DurbanT20
Royals vs Super Giants21/4626-Jan-2024PaarlT20
Royals vs Super Kings--1/5924-Jan-2024JohannesburgT20
Royals vs MI Cape Town--2/2621-Jan-2024PaarlT20

Photos of Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi grabbed 3 for 17
Lungi Ngidi celebrates with Marco Jansen after the latter took a catch at slip
Lungi Ngidi leaps in celebration after dismissing KL Rahul
KL Rahul was the first of three wickets to fall in one over off Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi bounced back after a rough start
Bend it like... Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi