South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi has made rapid strides in international cricket since his debut against India in 2018. Ngidi, who has been South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in the limited overs format in 2020, feels a lot of credit for his showing in recent times goes to bowling coach Charl Langeveldt.
“He is very supportive, he encourages me to play the way I think, so as a bowler I feel really comfortable with executing my plans,” Ngidi said in a Cricket South Africa audio.
“I never feel as though he will not agree with what I am saying. He has been there before, he has been in situations where you have the ball and you have to deviate from the game-plan. He has got a lot of knowledge, and was a very skilful bowler. It has helped my cricket a lot.”
Lungi Ngidi feels he can improve and has given himself a six out of 10 for his performances after his comeback. Ngidi did not play any of South Africa’s four home Tests after injuring a hamstring.
“I would rate it (the season) at about a six (out of 10). It was good, but to me it was still not good enough. There were a few games I could have gone for less runs. I did pick up a few wickets, but it is not the finished product. I still feel I can deliver a whole lot more and be a whole lot better,” he pointed.
“The team did very well in the end, there were a lot of steps in the right direction. Obviously, there’s still a lot of work to be done but it was very good to see those wins I just think you can see the other teams have had these teams for a very long time and we’ve got probably another four or five new guys that have come into the team now,” Ngidi said in a statement.