“I was thinking too far ahead and wasn’t committing 100% to every ball I was bowling, which you need to do in Test cricket.” Whatever shortcomings he had at Test level, Olivier was constantly learning from them, applying those lessons at domestic level where he continued to take wickets, so when there were injuries at Proteas level, he could step up as he has done this summer, with Lungi Ngidi and initially Vernon Philander out injured.
He filled Lungi Ngidi's void and when Ngidi does return‚ it's going to be a tough bun-fight for the third seamer's slot.
The association's Nhlanhla Ngidi says Eskom has been singing the same tune for years, and consumers can't be made to repeatedly bear the brunt.
It involved injured Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi, who was mobbed by young boys, probably between 10 and 12 years old, as he walked past the north stand, where we were sitting.
Resident Nongcebo Ngidi says: "It has become clear to us that the situation will not be addressed anytime soon.
Photo: Shaun Roy/BackpagePix The trialling of Paterson is due to Lungi Ngidi continuing his rehabilitation process after suffering a knee injury in Australia last year.
A 14-man squad was named on Thursday, with the injured JP Duminy and Lungi Ngidi notable absentees, while opener Aiden Markram and all-rounder, Chris Morris were also left out.
Du Plessis’s primary fear is the upcoming Indian Premier League where Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi are all set to participate.
Thami Ngidi, spokesperson for Premier Willies Mchunu, confirmed to The Mercury yesterday that the workers, including drivers, had raised grievances.
“I look forward to seeing the hugely talented KG (Kagiso Rabada, already on 150), Lungi (Ngidi) and others going on to surpass these records, because ultimately that’s what we want for Proteas cricket.” African News Agency (ANA)