All About Lungi Ngidi And His Cricket  Career

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Lungi Ngidi, a South African cricketer, was born on March 29 1996,in Durban, Kwa Zulu – Natal, South Africa. He plays for the South Africa national cricket team, and in the Indian premier league, he plays for Chennai Super Kings. He made his debut against India on January 13 2018, his ODI debut in February 2018 against India and his T20I debut against Sri Lanka on January 20 2017. The South African Cricket Annual Awards named lungi Ngidi one of the five cricketers of the year in 2018.

Lungi Ngidi, at age 13, started playing cricket in the provincial age-group cricket, and he represented Kwa Zulu Natal Under 19. In 2016 he made his first debut for the Northerns.

Chennai Super Kings bought Lungi Ngidi in January 2018 in the 2018 IPL auction, and in October, he was named in Tshwane Spartans’ squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. In March 2019, he was one of the eight players to watch by the International Cricket Council (ICC) ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League Tournament.

He was named to the Tshwane Spartans team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament in September 2019. Delhi Capitals bought him in February 2022 in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament. 

Lungi Ngidi was included in South Africa’s Twenty 20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Sri Lanka in January 2017. He made his debut on January 20 2017, for South Africa against Sri Lanka, and he was awarded man of the match. Lungi Ngidi was named in the South Africa squad for their One Day International (O D I) against Sri Lanka during the T20I series, although he was ruled out due to an abdominal injury. He was later added to the South Africa Test squad ahead of the second test against India in January 2018. He made his test debut on January 13 and returned figures of 7/87, 6/39 second innings as South Africa won by 135 runs.

In February 2018, he made his ODI debut against India after being named on South Africa’s One Day International (O D I) squad in January 2018.

Cricket South Africa awarded Lungi Ngidi a national contract in March 2018 ahead of the 2018 – 19 season, and later was named in the South Africa squad for cricket for the Cricket World Cup in April 2019.

In the second ODI against Australia on March 4 2020, Lungi Ngidi took his first five-haul, and he became the fastest in South Africa in the exact match.

In September 2021, Lungi Ngidi was named to South Africa’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Personal Information About Lungi Ngidi

Full NameLungisani True-man Ngidi
NicknameGentle Giant
Date of BirthMarch 29 1996
Place of BirthDurban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Profession Cricketer
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast
RoleBowler
Famous ShotsStraight Drive
Marital  StatusUnkwown
NationalitySouth African
Zodiac SignAries
ReligionChristianity
HobbiesSwimming, Playing football
Education QualificationPursuing Degree in Sociology
CollegeIndustrial Sociology at the University of Pretoria
Father nameJerome Ngidi
Mother nameBong Ngidi

Achievement of Lungi Ngidi

  • Lungi made his T20I debut for South Africa against Sri Lank on January 20, 2017, was awarded match of the match
  • In 2018, he became the 23rd South African bowler to claim the five wicket-haul against India on his Test Debut
  • In a match against Australia in 2020, he became the fastest bowler for South Africa (in terms of matches) to take 50 wickets in ODIs, in his 26th game
  • The South African Cricket Annual Awards named Lungi Ngidi one of the five cricketers of the year in 2018.
  • Chennai Super Kings bought Lungi Ngidi in January 2018 in the 2018 IPL auction
  • Delhi Capitals bought him in February 2022 in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.
  • Cricket South Africa awarded Lungi Ngidi a national contract in March 2018 ahead of the 2018 – 19 season

Family Information of Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi is not married yet. At the start of his career, his mother was a domestic worker, and his father, Jerome Ngidi, was a  maintenance worker at Khloof Junior School

All Format Stats Career Summary of Lungi Ngidi

T20I

His international debut came in the T20 format in 2017 against Sri Lanka; and bowled excellently and took two wickets in a win against South Africa, and he was awarded man of the match.

Test

His test debut was against India in 2018, and through his pace and bounce, he took six wickets in the second innings, and he was awarded man of the match for his six wickets for 39 runs in the second innings.

One Day International (O D I)

For the ODI series against India, he gave away 47 runs in 6 overs without taking a wicket

All Format Career Stats

Domestic career

Batting stats

FormatmatchinnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100s50s4s6s
First class263415105155.528237.200141
List A5922151081915.413778.80094
T2085941442.82653.90000

Bowling stats

formatmatchInnBMdnRunsWBBEconAvgSR4W5W
First class264735631461858856/373.1321.941.926
List A59582752302526926/585.5127.529.932
T2085831663622071174/107.9618.914.230

International career stats

Batting stats

formatmatchInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100s50s4s6s
Test132085214*4.314336.40090
T20I2351741.81741.20000
ODI331186219*20.77681.60044

Bowling stats

formatmatchInnBMdnRunsWBBEconAvgSR4W5W
Test1325194884971476/392.9920.641.413
T20I23234730706364/198.9519.613.110
ODI33331620171536606/585.6825.627.021

IPL career

Batting stats

FormatMatchInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR1100s50s4s6s
IPL1400000000

Bowling stats

FormatMatchInnBMdnRunsWBBEconAvgSR4W5W
IPL14143242448254/108.2917.913.010

Fielding stats of Lungi Ngidi

FormatCatchesRun outsStumpings
First class1110
List A1220
T201730
Test610
ODI810
T20I 10
IPL 00

The net worth of Lungi Ngidi

Lungi’s net is 2 Million dollars. He earns from cricket and is a brand ambassador

Social Media of Lungi Ngidi

Instagram: LUNGI NGIDI 9@lungingid)

Twitter: LungisaniNgidi (@NgidiLungi)

FAQ

What is the net worth of Lungi Ngidi?

Lungi Ngidi’s net worth is $2Million

What is the real age of Lungi Ngidi?

Lungi Ngidi is 25

What is the ODI batting ranking of Lungi Ngidi?

Lungi Ngidi is 183rd rank as an ODI batsman

What is the ODI bowling ranking of Lungi Ngidi?

Lungi Ngidi is in 18th rank as an ODI bowler

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