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Lungi Ngidi
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Lungi Ngidi

South Africa|Bowler
Lungi Ngidi

INTL CAREER: 2017 - 2021

Full Name

Lungisani True-man Ngidi

Born

March 29, 1996, Durban, Natal

Age

25y 78d

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.
Firdose Moonda

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test9171344690296/397/9023.793.0846.30120
ODI282813441271546/586/5823.535.6724.80210
T20I1616320477284/194/1917.038.9411.40100
FC223929591577676/379/8223.533.1944.10250
List A525123642182816/586/5826.935.5329.10310
T207876151019781094/104/1018.147.8513.80300
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test91474214*6.009146.15008040
ODI28964719*15.666671.21004280
T20I1641742.331546.66000020
FC22281495156.7823041.300013190
List A5219129019*12.8512075.000092120
T2078841443.502458.330000160
Lungisani True-man Ngidi
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Dean Elgar fell for a duck in South Africa's reply
Lungi Ngidi claimed five wickets as West Indies were routed for 97
Lungi Ngidi claimed both David Warner and Manish Pandey in the same over
Lungi Ngidi gave a crucial breakthrough
Deepak Chahar effected two run-outs to seal the game for CSK
Sam Curran and Lungi Ngidi celebrate Andre Russell's wicket