South Africa's Lungi Ngidi to miss Lanka ODIs with abdominal injury

| Updated: Jan 28, 2017 00:32 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 27 (ANI): South African pacer Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out of the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka with an abdominal injury. "Lungi landed awkwardly on his left hip while fielding during the 3rd T20 International against Sri Lanka on Tuesday," Sport24 quoted Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee as saying. "Subsequent scans confirmed an abdominal muscle wall tear which will rule him out for three to four weeks." "It is a sensitive injury because the abdominal wall is highly loaded during the fast-bowling action so full recovery is important before he can resume bowling at 100% match intensity," he added. The 20-year-old made his international debut during the three T20Is against the Angelo Mathews-led side, a series in which he took six wickets. He was adjudged Man of the Match on debut, for taking 2 for 12 in two overs and followed up with 4 for 19 in his second game. The five-match series starts tomorrow at the St George's Oval and would end on February 10 at SuperSport Park. (ANI)