The Proteas have been uplifted by the return of right-arm pacer Lungi Ngidi being fit and available for Wednesday’s World Cup 2019 clash against New Zealand in Birmingham.
Ngidi just played just the starting two games of the ongoing tournament before going under a hamstring injury against Bangladesh in the match that was won by the Bangla Tigers to wreck the Proteas’ World Cup campaign.
He didn’t play any match since pulling up with a tight hamstring after bowling only for four overs against Bangladesh back on June 2, but he crossed a full fitness test at Edgbaston on Monday.
“It’s been tough. Injuries are never nice, but with the support staff that I’ve had around me it’s been pretty good and I’ve been alright,” Ngidi told media after Monday’s training session.
“It’s just been frustrating not being able to play” he added further.
Faf du Plessis (c), Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Beuran Hendricks, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius and Kagiso Rabada.