- Proteas fast bowler, Lungi Ngidi, is set to miss Saturday’s clash against Afghanistan
- Ngidi has been recovering from a hamstring injury ever since limping off against Bangladesh
- The Proteas only have 1 point for their efforts and will need to win all of their remaining matches
The Proteas will most likely go into battle against Afghanistan on Saturday without fast bowler, Lungi Ngidi.
Ngidi pulled a hamstring in the match against Bangladesh, when he was forced to limp off.
As a result, he missed the matches against India and the West Indies.
The quick is still fighting for fitness and captain, Faf du Plessis, confirmed that a final decision will only be made on Saturday morning.
SowetanLIVE reported that Ngidi will not play if there is any risk to the fast bowler.
Du Plessis said, “If he's not 100% or even 90% ready for the game‚ and if it's going to be a shortened game with a bit rain around‚ is it worth the risk?”
The captain went on to add that it would be wiser to conserve Ngidi for the next four games, which will be crucial.
The Proteas have come in for heavy criticism following their dismal start to the tournament.
Their solitary point from their first four matches was as a result of the washed out game against the West Indies.
However, Briefly.co.za noted that the team hasn’t lost its belief.
Du Plessis added: “Our backs against the wall as a team. Hopefully that will allow the guys to come out and play the way we want them to play and the way we can play.”
Light showers are expected for tomorrow, but the prediction is that it will only last for an hour.
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