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Personal Information

Full NameLungisani True-man Ngidi
BornMarch 29, 1996 Durban, Natal
Age26 Years, 11 Months, 25 Days
National SideSouth Africa
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingRight-arm fast medium



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedSouth Africa, Northerns, South Africa A, Titans, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, South Africa Under-19, Benoni Zalmi, World XI, Tshwane Spartans, AB’s Eagles, Paarl Royals
Career Span

Lungisani True-man Ngidi Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

172798919 v AUS001414.9441.3970101
4316117919* v AUS005515.8061.248050
World Cup
42176* v ENG00017.0063.631000
3683164* v PAK00103.2053.338020
102222* v PRC0000-50.001010

Bowling Performance

30385.5931192516/39 v IND4323.373.0845.3917
42341191959716/58 v AUS12127.595.7428.8142
World Cup
433121173/64 v PAK2030.146.3928.284
3611901061585/39 v ENG6118.298.9112.3136
14542448254/10 v PBKS4017.928.2912.9614
9360258112/29 v MICT0023.457.1619.639

Lungisani True-man Ngidi Profile

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 when he took 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. Since then, the franchise has showed faith him in as Lungi was retained for the next two editions as well.