South Africa’s fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has ruled out of action for three months due to a knee injury. Thus, Ngidi is going to miss the forthcoming home series against Pakistan. Ngidi is speculated to jam his knee in the one-off T20I against Australia. Thus, the fast bowler is sidelined for 12 weeks which is a big blow for the Proteas.
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Ngidi had left the field after suffering the blow on his knee. However, he had come back to bowl the last over in the match which was pruned to 10 overs a side after the rain had intervened.
Big blow for South Africa.
“Lungi fell awkwardly while fielding during the T20I against Australia last Sunday. He underwent investigations and further assessments with knee specialists upon his return to South Africa, which revealed a significant ligament injury to the right knee. Due to the significant nature of the injury, he will require a minimum of 12 weeks of rest and rehabilitation to make a successful return to play,” South Africa team manager Dr. Mohammad Moosajee said.
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Thus, South Africa is dearly going to miss the services of Lungi Ngidi who has performed really well in the recent past. Ngidi had scalped 10 wickets in the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka to be South Africa’s leading wicket-getter. Ngidi will like to get back into form before the World Cup.
The right-handed pacer took three wickets in the three-match ODI series against Australia. Therefore, Ngidi has been a big positive for the Proteas since he made his debut against the Indian team.
South Africa and Pakistan will lock horns in the first Test match from 26 December.
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