Lungi Ngidi Wife, Height, Age, IPL, Teams, Stats, Jersey Number

Updated on: Oct 6, 2023 7:38 pm IST

South African cricketer Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi is a genuinely quick bowler who clocks in the 140-150 kph range, Lungi Ngidi is one of the exciting talents to have emerged from South Africa. Ngidi thrust himself into the International scene with a six-for that helped South Africa bundle India over for 151 at Centurion and seal the series, winning the man of the match award on Test debut. For his hostile spell at Centurion Test and the performances that followed, Ngidi was awarded an IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings where he did a decent job.

Lungi Ngidi

Nickname: Gentle Giant
Profession: Cricketer
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height 6 feet 4 inches
Weight (approx.): 95 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: No
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 29 March 1996


27 years
Birth Place: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aries
Nationality: South African
School: Hilton College, KwaZulu-Natal
College: University of Pretoria
Educational Qualifications: Degree in Sociology (pursuing)
Signature: NA


Father: Jerome Ngidi
Mother: NA
Sister: NA
Brother: NA
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Christianity
Address: NA

Cricket Career

International Debut:
Test: vs India at SuperSport Park, Jan 13, 2018
ODI: vs India at Newlands, Feb 07, 2018
T20: vs Sri Lanka on 20 January 2017
Jersey Number: 22
Domestic/State Team: Northerns, Titans, Chennai Super Kings
Nature on field: Attacking bowler
Likes to play against: NA
Favourite Shot: NA

On his Test debut game at Centurion in January 2018, the fast-bowler grabbed attention for his pace, hostility and attitude. Besides picking a 6-fer, Ngidi set up Virat Kohli bowling three outside off and bringing in the fourth to nab the Indian captain plumb in front.

Related Lungi Ngidi Stats

Hobbies: Swimming, Rugby, Watching Football
Favourite Batsmen: AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle
Favourite Bowlers: Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Tino Best
Favourite Football Team: Atletico Madrid
Favourite sports personalities: Andile Jali, Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Favourite Food: Chinese Food
Favourite Actors: Will Ferrell, Leonardo DiCaprio, Megan Fox, Michelle Rodriguez
Favourite Films: Pain and Gain, Jump Street, A Madea Christmas
Favourite Musicians/Singers: Miguel, Locnville, Egypt Dixon, Lexy Pantera
Favourite TV Shows: The Crowd Goes Wild, The Big Bang Theory, Catherine Tate’s Nan
Smoking/Alcohol: NA


Lungi Ngidi Wife

Marital Status: Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends: NA
Wife name NA
Marriage Date: NA
Children: NA

Awards and recognitions

  • Lungi Ngidi won the Africa T20 Cup player of the year in CSA awards 2016.

Lesser Known Facts

  • Ngidi was awarded man of the match on his debut Twenty 20 International game against Sri Lanka.
  • Ngidi also won the man of the match award on his Test debut against India.
  • Ngidi wanted to become Rugby player but had a lot of injuries.
  • Ngidi represented the Kwa-Zulu Natal U-19 team at the tender age of 13.

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