Rapid bowler Lungi Ngidi is anticipated to be sidelined with a knee harm for round 12 weeks, ruling him out of South Africa’s house check sequence towards Pakistan beginning subsequent month as he seeks to regain complete health for the 2019 International Cup. Ngidi injured his knee whilst fielding in a Twenty20 Global victory over Australia on Sunday and scans have printed ligament injury.
“He underwent investigations and extra exams with knee consultants upon his go back to South Africa, which printed an important ligament harm to the suitable knee,” workforce supervisor Mohammed Moosajee stated in a observation on Friday.
“Because of the numerous nature of the harm, he’s going to require no less than 12 weeks of relaxation and rehabilitation to make a a hit go back to play.”
Ngidi has been the most important determine for South Africa throughout all 3 codecs this yr, however is probably not thought to be for the suits towards visiting Pakistan, which come with 3 assessments, 5 one-day internationals and 3 Twenty20 fixtures.
The 22-year-old will hope to be again for the discuss with of Sri Lanka in March, which can function the workforce’s ultimate sequence earlier than the 50-over International Cup will get underway in Britain in Would possibly.
Ngidi has a bowling reasonable of under 20 in his 4 assessments and 23.03 in 13 ODIs since making his debut towards India previous this yr.