TEAM: Chennai Super Kings / South Africa


HOMETOWN: Durban, South Africa

DATE OF BIRTH: March 29, 1996

Lungi Ngidi is the face of South Africa’s fast-bowling attack. Tall in stature, the right-handed fast seam bowler makes his mark both in the opening and final stages of the game.

In January 2017, Lungi burst onto the international scene with a Man of the Match performance on his debut Twenty20 against Sri Lanka. A year later, he secured a memorable six-for which helped South Africa wrap up the series against India and was named Man of the Match for his bowling figures on his debut Test debut.

Lungi can reach high speeds of 140s kph and his capabilities caught the eye of Indian Super League giants, Chennai Super Kings, who bought Lungi in January 2018. He is currently named South Africa’s 2020 ODI and T20I Cricketer of the Year. The exciting talent continues to propel at both club and international level and has since added his voice to societal issues, including inclusivity within the sport of cricket.