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Lungi Ngidi Lungi Ngidi Height: 1.93m DOB: March 29, 1996

At almost two-metres tall and hitting speeds of well over 140kph, Ngidi has emerged as one of the most exciting fast bowling prospects in the world. Handed a debut in T20s in 2017, he went on to win the man of the match tag in his first T20 and Test match. With premiere fast bowler Dale Steyn battling injuries and the subsequent retirement of Morne Morkel, Ngidi is fast emerging as one of the pillars of the Proteas attack. In combination with Kagiso Rabada, the duo is expected to set the world on fire in the coming years.

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Lungi Ngidi credits MS Dhoni for making him believe in himself

Cricket | Jul 17, 2022, 05:28 PM IST

"Having someone of Dhoni's calibre put his trust in me to win him games when I was 22 was massive for me," said Ngidi.

Lungi Ngidi of South Africa during the 2nd Betway WTC Test match between South Africa and India.

IND vs SA, 3rd Test: Reactions like that showed India were frustrated and under pressure, says Ngidi

Cricket | Jan 14, 2022, 09:58 AM IST

Elgar was caught plumb by spinner R Ashwin in front of the stumps and umpire Marais Erasmus raised his finger.

South Africa's Lungi Ngidi reacts after his delivery against India's Mayank Agarwal during the first

India vs South Africa 1st Test: Game on if we can restrict India under 350, says Ngidi

Cricket | Dec 26, 2021, 10:56 PM IST

Ngidi's 41st over the double strike in successive balls pulled things back a bit for South Africa.  

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A series like India can set the ball rolling in right direction for SA cricket says Lungi Ngidi

Cricket | Dec 13, 2021, 04:16 PM IST

Ngidi is a part of the South Africa Test squad announced for the three-match series against Virat Kohli's men, starting December 26.

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IPL 2020: Ngidi’s shoddy last over takes momentum away from CSK as RR’s Jofra Archer hits 30

Cricket | Sep 22, 2020, 09:59 PM IST

The South African pacer bowls nine deliveries in the 20th over, including three no balls, to conceded whopping 30 runs by Royals’ England star Jofra Archer.

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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals' Kagiso Rabada, CSK duo Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi land in UAE

Cricket | Sep 01, 2020, 11:37 AM IST

The South African trio became the latest arrivals among overseas cricketers who are taking part in the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league.

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Hashim Amla thanks 'exceptional' Lungi Ngidi, comes in support of Black Lives Matter movement

Cricket | Jul 15, 2020, 06:57 PM IST

Former South African batsman Hashim Amla has come in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, and thanked Lungi Ngidi for standing up for the cause.

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Daren Sammy backs Lungi Ngidi after former South African players criticise pacer on 'BLM' stance

Cricket | Jul 10, 2020, 04:03 PM IST

Ngidi had said that South African players should take a stand on the BLM movement, especially considering the history of segregation in the country.

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Former SA cricketers criticise Lungi Ngidi's Black Lives Matter stance; SACA backs him

Cricket | Jul 09, 2020, 10:37 PM IST

The 24-year-old pacer had said that the racism issue is "something that we need to take very seriously and like the rest of the world is doing, make the stand."

Have to figure out how we can play our roles in anti-racism movement: Graeme Smith

Have to figure out how we can play our roles in anti-racism movement: Graeme Smith

Cricket | Jul 09, 2020, 04:42 PM IST

Lungi Ngidi has recently made it clear that he will be supporting the movement, just like the West Indies and England cricketers, who are wearing the BLM logo on the collar of their shirts in the ongoing Test series and have also paid the 'One Knee' tribute.

Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi dominate Cricket South Africa award nominations

Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi dominate Cricket South Africa award nominations

Cricket | May 30, 2020, 04:23 PM IST

De Kock and Ngidi have both been nominated in the following three categories: SA Men's Cricketer of the Year, ODI Cricketer of the Year and T20 Cricketer of the Year. In addition, the wicketkeeper-batsman has been nominated in Test Cricketer of the Year category.

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2nd ODI: Janneman Malan, Lungi Ngidi star as South Africa beat Australia by 6 wickets

Cricket | Mar 05, 2020, 08:22 AM IST

Janneman Malan scored 129 while Lungi Ngidi grabbed a career-best of 6/58 as South Africa beat Australia by 6 wickets in the second ODI.

South Africa's bowler Lungi Ngidi, left, celebrates after

SA vs AUS 2nd T20I: Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi help South Africa level series with 6-wicket win

Cricket | Feb 23, 2020, 10:37 PM IST

Opener David Warner was unbeaten on 67 off 56 balls at the end of the chase but Australia were 146/6 in reply to South Africa's 158/4. Ngidi gave South Africa the breakthrough by dismissing Australian captain Aaron Finch in the fifth over.

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1st T20I: Lungi Ngidi stars in South Africa's thrilling one-run win over England

Cricket | Feb 13, 2020, 09:48 AM IST

Chasing 178, England fell short by just one run as they could manage 176/9 in their stipulated quota of 20 overs at the Buffalo Park on Wednesday evening.

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Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi pass fitness tests for England ODIs

Cricket | Jan 31, 2020, 05:24 PM IST

According to an ICC statement, all three players have passed their fitness tests at the CSA's strength and conditioning camp.

Lungi Ngidi ruled out of 1st Test against England

Lungi Ngidi ruled out of 1st Test against England

Cricket | Dec 16, 2019, 04:10 PM IST

Ngidi has been diagnosed with a "significant Grade 1 hamstring muscle tear", which he picked up during warm-ups ahead of the Mzansi Super League play-offs, Cricket South Africa confirmed on Sunday.

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Ngidi: Of financial struggles, friendship with Rabada and Lungi Dance

Cricket | Oct 16, 2019, 06:58 PM IST

The 23-year-old South African fast bowler has seen poverty closely but it has never been able to impede his rapid strides in international cricketer as he hopes to build on his four Tests and 22 ODIs.

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2019 World Cup: Lungi Ngidi declared fit for New Zealand clash

Cricket | Jun 18, 2019, 09:14 AM IST

Lungi Ngidi played just the opening two games of the ongoing tournament before suffering from a hamstring injury against Bangladesh.

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2019 World Cup: South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi set to miss India tie due to injury

Cricket | Jun 03, 2019, 09:29 AM IST

Lungi Ngidi, who went for 34 runs in his four overs on Sunday against Bangladesh, limped off the field with hamstring trouble after the end of the seventh over.

2019 World Cup: South Africa content with bowling effort against England, says Lungi Ngidi

2019 World Cup: South Africa content with bowling effort against England, says Lungi Ngidi

Cricket | May 31, 2019, 11:14 AM IST

South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi finished with figures of 3/66 and took the crucial wickets of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali.

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