More injury concerns for SA as Ngidi limps off
South Africa’s injury list grew as Lungi Ngidi, the young pace bowler, limped off the field during their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 game against Bangladesh yesterday at The Oval with hamstring trouble.
Ngidi, who went for 34 runs in his four overs, walked back to the dressing room at the conclusion of the seventh over of the match.
It was later confirmed that he had been ruled out of the match with a left hamstring injury.
It comes as another blow for Francois du Plessis’ side, who have made no secret of their intention to attack with pace.
South Africa were already without Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla for the Bangladesh game.
Steyn is still recovering from a shoulder injury, and while he is expected to return against India, should Ngidi be forced to sit out of their next clash, against India, the Proteas will be forced to continue with a depleted pace attack.