Lungi Ngidi ruled out of Netherlands ODIs after testing positive for Covid-19, Junior Dala called-up

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Nov 24, 9:39 AM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi will miss the three-match ODI series against the Netherlands at home after he tested positive for Covid-19. Ngidi has been replaced by Junior Dala in the side. 

Ngidi has played 29 ODIs in his career so far and has scalped 54 wickets at an economy of 5.62. 

The Proteas will be led by Keshav Maharaj as the selectors have rested the senior players Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje for the series.

The three-match series is scheduled to commence on Friday in Centurion and the second and third games will be played on November 28 and December 1 respectively at the same venue. 

Apart from Maharaj, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Wayne Parnell, Tabraiz Shamsi are some of the prominent names in the squad. 

This series is part of the ICC ODI World Cup Super League where 13 teams are competing to get a direct birth at the 10 team tournament scheduled to take place in India in 2023. 

South Africa squad: Keshav Maharaj (capt), Daryn Dupavillon, Zubayr Hamza, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Junior Dala, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Wayne Parnell, Ryan Rickelton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Khaya Zondo.

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