JOHANNESBURG: South Africa seamer Lungi Ngidi will play no part in a three-match home Twenty20 International series against India that starts on Sunday and is in a race to be fit for the opening Test of the tour that begins on Dec. 26. Ngidi, 27, has a left lateral ankle sprain and will be replaced in the T20 squad by Beuran Hendricks, who made the last of his 19 appearances in the T20 format for South Africa against Ireland in July 2021. South Africa have rested premier fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for the series. India’s tour will start with three T20 matches in Durban, Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) and Johannesburg. The first Test will start on Dec. 26 in Pretoria, with the second on Jan. 3 at Newlands in Cape Town.
Source: The North Africa Journal December 09, 2023 06:36 UTC