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.read more
"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.
Elgar was caught plumb by spinner R Ashwin in front of the stumps and umpire Marais Erasmus raised his finger.
Ngidi's 41st over the double strike in successive balls pulled things back a bit for South Africa.
Ngidi is a part of the South Africa Test squad announced for the three-match series against Virat Kohli's men, starting December 26.
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.
The South African trio became the latest arrivals among overseas cricketers who are taking part in the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league.
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.
Ngidi had said that South African players should take a stand on the BLM movement, especially considering the history of segregation in the country.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to an ICC statement, all three players have passed their fitness tests at the CSA's strength and conditioning camp.
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.
Lungi Ngidi played just the opening two games of the ongoing tournament before suffering from a hamstring injury against Bangladesh.
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.
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.