A tall, imposing paceman, Lungi Ngidi can reach speeds in the 140s kph making him one of South Africa’s most promising cricketing prospects.
Lungi Ngidi came to light as a young bowler of exceptional pace during the inaugural edition of the Africa T20 Cup competition. He was then given his international chance at the age of 20 for the Proteas in the T20 International Series against Sri Lanka in 2017
He achieved the standout feat of being named Man of the Match on debut and followed it with career best figures of 4/19 in his second match.
He was chosen for the subsequent SA A tour of England but injury cost him the chance of continuing his T20 International career in the England series.
He made his Test and ODI debuts against India in 2018, taking an impressive 6/39 on his Test debut at his home ground, SuperSport Park in Centurion.