Lungi Ngidi

South Africa|Bowler
Lungi Ngidi
INTL CAREER: 2017 - 2022
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Full Name

Lungisani True-man Ngidi

Born

March 29, 1996, Durban, Natal

Age

26y 95d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

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 prospects. Ngidi was schooled at Kwa-Zulu Natal's Hilton College and was involved at every provincial age-group level from Under-13 upwards.

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. Having largely been touted as a limited-overs prospect till then, a surprise was in store a year later: a maiden Test cap arrived against India in Centurion, and, yet again, what a debut it was. Ngidi's second-innings six-for helped South Africa knock India over for 151 and wrap up the series. Once again, he was named Man of the Match on debut.
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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test13251948971476/398/10220.652.9941.4130
ODI353517101594616/586/5826.135.5928.0210
T20I2525500732404/194/1918.308.7812.5100
FC264735631858856/379/8221.853.1241.9260
List A616028422584936/586/5827.785.4530.5320
T208785169022331214/104/1018.457.9213.9300
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test132085214*4.3314336.36009060
ODI351286219*15.509068.88004480
T20I25611142.202740.74000030
FC263415105155.5228237.2300141110
List A61231510819*13.5015171.520094120
T20871041843.003650.000000170
Lungisani True-man Ngidi
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Lungi Ngidi picked up both openers before rain interrupted again
Lungi Ngidi was South Africa's most successful bowler returning 2 for 20 in three overs
Lungi Ngidi exults after getting rid of Ruturaj Gaikwad early
South Africa celebrate clean sweeping India 3-0
Lungi Ngidi celebrates with team-mates after dismissing KL Rahul
Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen celebrate after Venkatesh Iyer's fall