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You control what you can: Ngidi

  • Sports Correspondent From Sydney
  • 27 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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South African speedster Lungi Ngidi couldn’t hide his frustration when he was asked about his side’s result in the Zimbabwe match as well as his thoughts on the similar weather forecast against Bangladesh today.

South Africa’s opening game against Zimbabwe ended in a stalemate after the match had to be cancelled due to rain despite being on top of that game.

Rain can also play a spoilsport during their today’s Group 2 Super 12 match against Bangladesh as there is a forecast of rain during the first match of the day at Sydney Cricket Ground which will host India versus Netherlands later on the day.

“To be honest, you control what you can, and the weather is one thing we don’t have a say in. We were eager to get out on the park in Hobart, and I think everyone who was there did their bit in trying to get a game to get going,” Ngidi said in the press conference in Sydney on Wednesday.

 “Appreciative in that sense, but at the end of the day, we couldn’t control what happens with the rain.

“It does put us under a bit of pressure. It would have been nice to get a win.

“Yeah, tomorrow another forecast of rain. I think we’ve just got a bit of bad luck, to be honest, following us. But yeah, we’ve got no say in how the weather plays out. The only thing we can do is we’ll get here and we’ll be prepared to play,” he added.

Ngidi, meanwhile, was diplomatic when he was asked about using more spinners in the Bangladesh game.

Both the South African unorthodox spinners Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj had a busy outing in Tuesday’s practice session and as the SCG is known for being friendly for the spinners, both of them might be in the playing XI.

“Well, I don’t know. The team hasn’t been selected yet. I guess we'll find out tomorrow,” he concluded.