Lungi Ngidi ruled out of India match, Hashim Amla in
South African pacer Lungi Ngidi will be sidelined for up to 10 days after suffering a hamstring strain during Sunday’s clash against Bangladesh in London that rules him out of India match in Southampton.
Ngidi limped out of the field after bowling just four overs in Bangladesh’s innings. Later Proteas team physician Mohammed Moosajee reported the fast bowler will not be able to back in action for seven to ten days.
“Ngidi sustained sharp discomfort in his left hamstring. We decided he had a hamstring strain. He will be out for week to 10 days,”
Moosajee told reporters.
“He will have a scan tomorrow (Monday). We hope he can be ready for the West Indies match,” he said.
South Africa have some better news against all odds. Star batsman Hashim Amla who has been out of play after being hit on the helmet by England’s Jofra Archer in Thursday’s match, are free of trouble now and will appear in the match against India.
“The concussion assessments were done on Thursday and initially the results were inconclusive. Then the next test showed he could bat,” Moosajee said.
“Subsequent to the match, the next day he felt some symptoms, so as a precaution we decided to rest him for this game.
“The plan is to have him ready for the game against India in Southampton,” he said.
Hot favorite South Africa made a horrific start of their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign losing consecutive matches against England and Bangladesh. They will have to win against India to be alive in the competition.