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Injured Lungi Ngidi to miss New Zealand ODIs as well

David Miller returns back to the squad after recovering from a hand injury
David Miller returns back to the squad after recovering from a hand injury
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After a promising start to his international career, speedster Lungi Ngidi will miss his second successive One-Day International series for South Africa when they travel to New Zealand later this month.

The 20-year-old has failed to recover from the hip injury that he sustained during the Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka last month where he picked six wickets from three matches at an economy of 5.50.

The Durban born pace bowler earlier was ruled out of the home ODI series against Sri Lanka as well, which the Proteas have secured a 4-0 lead with one more game to go.

Cape Cobras seamer Dane Paterson has been included as a cover for Dwaine Pretorius, who is awaiting the birth of his first child while David Miller, who picked a hand injury during the third ODI against Sri Lanka has recovered and finds a place in the 14-man squad.

Linda Zondi, South Africa's convener of selectors expressed satisfaction over the pool of players

"We, as selectors are very happy with the way the squad has gelled over the past 6 months and consistency in selection is very important as we continue our build-up towards the ICC Champions Trophy tournament," said Zondi.

After a solitary T20I International on 17th February, both New Zealand and South Africa will lock horns in a five-match ODI series and a three Test series that will be played between 19th February and 29th March.

South Africa squad for ODI series against New Zealand:

AB de Villiers (captain), Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi

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