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Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi

South Africa South Africa

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BORN March 29, 1996
BIRTH PLACE Durban, Natal
CURRENT AGE 23
ROLE Bowler
BATTING STYLE Right Handed
BOWLING STYLE Right-arm fast
ICC RANKING ODI TEST T20I
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Bowling 33 63
All Rounder

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South Africa have had an impressive pace battery almost always. Now, another right-arm fast bowler has been added to the list - Lungisani Ngidi. A tall figure, strong build and fierce pace with an easy action constitute an ideal pacer and he has most of it. Among the many intriguing of pacers choosing the way, Ngidi’s non-affordability of batting kits chose him to turn into a fast bowler.


His first international appearance for the Proteas was in a T20I against Sri Lanka in early 2017. That match turned out to be 10-overs-a-side one due to rain and Ngidi impressed all with his economy and pace then. He was also named in the subsequent ODI series against the same opponent that followed. But an abdominal injury meant that his maiden ODI appearance had to wait.


Lungi was dubbed to be a limited overs specialist initially. Hence, it took a few by surprise when he was handed his Test cap against India in early 2018. However, whoever had an ounce of doubt about his ability with the red ball would have got it cleared. A 6-wicket haul in the second innings, that helped South Africa win that match. In the following ODI series, he did feature but had no great impact then.


His exploits, though, didn’t go unnoticed and Chennai snared him up for the 2018 season of the Indian T20 League. He didn't set the stage on fire but played a vital role in his team's title triumph. 

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4659 119
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9349 260
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