Friday, August 19, 2022

Lungi Ngidi Ruled out of India game due to injury


South Africa have played two matches in the world cup 2019 and lost both matches.  In their third match, South Africa will play against India on June 5. But before the game, Lungi Ngidi injured and could not play against India.

Crick south Africa team doctor Mohammed Moosajee said,

Ngidi suffered a sharp discomfort in his left hamstring. We decided he had a hamstring strain. He will be out for at least a week to ten days.”

“He will have a scan tomorrow and hopefully be ready for the West Indies game.”

“The plan is to have him ready for the India game in Southampton. His initial reports on the concussion was inconclusive. The next test showed he could bat. However he felt some symptoms and was rested for the Bangladesh game,” Moosajee added.

Dale Steyn already could not play due to Injury in the first two matches of world cup 2019. If, Dale Steyn gets fit before the match so it can right replacement of Lungi Ngidi.

In the first match against England, Hashim Amla also injured and could not play the next matches. So South Africa will be hoping that he can recover before the must-win game against India.

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After the second match South African captain Faf Du Plessis said,

“Obviously today didn’t go according to plan. Lungi (Ngidi) getting injured wasn’t ideal at the start of the campaign. 330 was over par, and everyone chipped in with the bat, but all in all, it wasn’t ideal from us. The thinking at the toss, after speaking to the groundsman, was that there would be a lot of pace and bounce. Against a subcontinental side, if they do get runs on the board, they can squeeze you. But in hindsight, we would have changed that. To go for that many runs, even without Lungi, wasn’t ideal. We have to take that on the chin.”

“At the 45-over mark, I looked up at the screen and we were at the same stage, and it shows that we were really bad in the last five overs. We came here with the fast bowling attack that we wanted to have. Lungi has a hamstring injury, so I’m not sure how serious it is because usually hammies are a few days or a week off. Dale is bowling in the middle now, so hopefully there’s some good progress. It is definitely not getting easier for us. South Africa is a very proud sporting nation. The skills weren’t there today but I promise there will be a lot of fight. We are firing at about 50-60 percent at the moment and it shows that even Bangladesh can beat that on any day.”



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