L Ngidi Bio
L Ngidi or Lungisani Ngidi is 23 years old South African right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He plays for domestic club Titans and has made his national debut in a T20I match against Sri Lanka in January 2017.
He is known for his prospective fast-bowling attack having the ability to bowl at 140 kph with mean short pitch deliveries.
L Ngidi was born on 29th March 1996 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa as Lungisani Ngidi to Jerome Ngidi. He attended the Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Hilton College where he was involved in every provincial age-group level from Under-13 upwards.
He also had the interest to play rugby but due to injuries throughout his school, he avoided the game and concentrated on cricket.
His early career started with KwaZulu Natal’s Under-19 team where he played at the Khaya Majola week in 2014 and got spotted by Northerns further improving his skills at the University of Pretoria and getting his degree in sociology.
He made an entry in a domestic career with Northerns. He played
for T20 matches getting his early popularity by finishing as the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the Africa Cup a Provincial T20 tournament.
He managed to get six wickets in an average of 12.50 thus leading the team to win the title further getting his name as Africa T20 Cup Player of the Year and receiving a promotion to franchise team, Titans.
Mr. Ngidi played for Titans in the 2015-16 season for further T20 campaign and helped them to win it. Soon he received the call from South Africa’s T20 squad to play against Sri Lanka in January 2017.
His debut paved the way to his national success by getting him the title of Man of the Match. He then made his Test debut against India going for tremendous second inning where his six-for helped the team to knock out India over for 151 and wrap the series getting him Man of the Match title again on debut.
L Ngidi ODI debut came out against the same opposition at Newlands with bowling figures of 0/47 in India’s convincing 124-run win. In 2018 he made an entry in Indian Premier League (IPL) playing for Chennai Super Kings for $78,650 and recently got named in South Africa’s squad for 2019 Cricket World Cup.
He received the South African Cricket Annual Award in 2018 as one of the five cricketers of the year.
He is unmarried and no further information about his relationships.
It is estimated to be around $1 million.