South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi ruled out of home Test series against Pakistan with knee injury

Lungi Ngidi will hope to be back for the visit of Sri Lanka in March, which will serve as the team’s final series before the 50-over World Cup gets under way in Britain in May.

Reuters, Nov 23, 2018 17:35:34 IST

Cape Town: Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi is expected to be sidelined with a knee injury for around 12 weeks, ruling him out of South Africa’s home Test series against Pakistan starting next month as he seeks to be regain full fitness for the 2019 World Cup.

South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi ruled out of home Test series against Pakistan with knee injury

File image of Lungi Ngidi. AFP

Ngidi injured his knee while fielding in a Twenty20 International victory over Australia on Sunday and scans have revealed ligament damage.

“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.”

Ngidi has been an important figure for South Africa across all three formats this year, but will not be considered for the matches against visiting Pakistan, which include three tests, five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 fixtures.

The 22-year-old will hope to be back for the visit of Sri Lanka in March, which will serve as the team’s final series before the 50-over World Cup gets under way in Britain in May.

Ngidi has a bowling average of below 20 in his four tests and 23.03 in 13 ODIs since making his debut against India earlier this year.

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Updated Date: Nov 23, 2018 17:35:34 IST


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