Full Name

Lungisani True-man Ngidi

Born

March 29, 1996, Durban, Natal

Age

26y 251d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

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
Test152821281059496/398/10221.612.9843.4130
ODI403918721755666/586/5826.595.6228.3210
T20I36367141061585/395/3918.298.9112.3210
FC295238752035886/379/8223.123.1544.0260
List A6765304827841006/586/5827.845.4830.4320
T209896190425621395/395/3918.438.0713.6410
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test152395614*4.0016134.780010060
ODI401496219*12.4010459.61004480
T20I3683164*3.203053.33001080
FC293817109155.1930136.2100151110
List A67251610819*12.0016565.450094130
T2098126234*3.833958.970010220
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Lungi Ngidi is mobbed by his team-mates
Lungi Ngidi produced a four-wicket burst
Lungi Ngidi celebrates dismissing Rohit Sharma
Lungi Ngidi rocked Zimbabwe with two wickets in the third over
Lungi Ngidi removed Shreyas Iyer for the fourth time in as many ODI innings
Lungi Ngidi is pumped up after getting rid of Rishabh Pant