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South Africa pace bowler Lungi Ngidi will miss the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka due to an abdominal injury.
Ngidi sustained the injury in the third Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka and will now be out of action for three to four weeks.
“Lungi landed awkwardly on his left hip while fielding during the third T20 international against Sri Lanka on Tuesday,” South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee said. “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.”
The injury setback will come as a major disappointment for the 20-year-old as he made his debut in the Twenty20 series and excelled with the ball, taking six wickets in the three-match series at a brilliant average of 7.33.