Lungi Ngidi sidelined for three months with knee injury
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South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi faces a three-month layoff on account of a knee injury sustained during the recent tour of Australia, putting in doubt his participation in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England.

Ngidi, 22, picked up the injury during last weekend’s one-off T20I against Australia and will now miss the series with Pakistan.

He may still return fit and ready for the World Cup, but this injury setback means that South Africa have to find a replacement fast bowler. Ngidi will also the miss the remainder of the ongoing Mzansi Super League where is part of the Tshwane Spartans.

Ngidi has played 13 ODIs, seven T20Is and four Tests from which he has 52 wickets. He was named Man of the Match on Test debut against India in January.