India will play their first match on 5 June against South Africa. And one man who is eagerly waiting for the encounter is Proteas’ pacer Lungi Ngidi. He believes that although India is a good team, a full strength South African side would be capable of giving them tough competition.
Speaking to cricketworldcup.com, Ngidi, says, “I believe we owe them one. I am looking forward to India. When they came here, they had a good series against us. So in my mind, I believe we owe them one. It would be a very exciting game for me. I am sure it will be for all the guys as well.” He added, “They’re a great team, don’t take that away from them. But when they had a good series here, we were missing a few players. With those guys back, we’ll see how it evens out a bit.”
Ngidi, who has already impressed in his ODI career despite being just 18 matches old, said that he dreams of winning the flagship tournament. “Since I started this journey in international cricket, it’s something that was always brought to my attention: that there’s a World cup coming, and am I looking to be within that squad? ‘And now I’m here, and there’s no turning back. Nothing but excitement going there, and it would be a dream come true to win that World Cup and bring it back to South African soil.”
NUMBERS: Ngidi has managed 34 ODI wickets at an average of 21.64 so far