South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi is revelling in the experience of his very first tour of Australia, an “exciting” next step in his international career, reports ESPN Cricinfo.
The 22-year old is one of six players in South Africa’s limited-overs squad making their debut tours Down Under, and since their arrival a couple of days ago the touring group have been focused on acclimatisation ahead of their warm-up match against a Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra next Wednesday.
The ODI series begins at the Optus Stadium in Perth on November 4, and Ngidi said he was looking forward to the occasion. “Clashing with Australia is a good competition,” he said at South Africa’s light practice in Perth on Saturday. “Everyone is competitive, it is good cricket, and everyone loves to watch it. I am expecting nothing less on this tour.
“The relationship between the two teams is one of
competition,” he said. “We keep it on the field, that is where it stays.
There will always be aggression on a cricket field, the fast bowlers are always going to be coming at the batsmen and the batsmen will try to take us (bowlers) down.
You have to keep it civil, but very competitive, I feel it is going to be a good challenge in this series.”