ICC World Cup 2019: South African pacer Lungi Ngidi ruled out of the match against India due to injury

After facing 21 runs defeat against Bangladesh on Sunday at Lord’s, there is another bad news for the South African cricket fans. Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi suffered a hamstring injury and left the ground at the end of his fourth over.

According to the team management, Lungi would undergo scans tomorrow but will not be available on 5th June for the match against India.


He was assessed and clinically we felt that he had a left hamstring strain. We decided not to let him go out there and bowl any further in this match. So currently, it probably means that he’ll be out for about a week to 10 days, but we’ll have scans done tomorrow. The plan will be probably to get him ready for the West Indies match“, South African team manager informed ICC.

After losing their first two games, Ngidi injury added more worries for the Proteas. Hashim Amla suffered a blow to his head during the match against Australia and was unavailable for the second match against Bangladesh.

Dale Steyn is still recovering from his shoulder injury and is yet to play a match in the tournament. Through during the post-match presentation, skipper Faf du Plessis mentioned that Steyn has started bowling in the nets, so hopefully we will see him soon.


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