Lungi Ngidi (Gallo Images)
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- Proteas’ high-speed bowler Lungi Ngidi sold quickly due to the effectiveness of the Dukes balls used in the West Indies series.
- Ngidi used it for the first time in his career and took 5/19 in the first inning of the West Indies, which ended in 97.
- Dukes balls are used in the West Indies and the United Kingdom.
Protea Fast Bowler Lungi Ngidi He said he would like to throw the ball with a Dukes ball for many years after collecting the second test 5 wicket holes on the first day of the first test with the West Indies in Saint Lucia.
Dukes balls are used in the United Kingdom and the West Indies and are known to be more durable than kookaburra and SG balls and have longer swings and seams.
Kookaburra balls are used in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, and SG balls are used in Asian countries.
This test was Ngidi’s first Dukes ball, taking 5/19 with a 13.5 over and helping to push the West Indies all-out to 97.
Scorecard | West Indies v Proteas, 1st test
The total was the lowest in the West Indies against South Africa with test involvement since 1992.
“I’m enjoying the ball with it now, so I hope I can use it to throw the ball for years,” Ngidi said.
“If you position your wrist correctly and focus on the right area, you can be very successful with this ball.
Ngidi’s new preference for Dukes balls has revealed that durability is the number one selling point.
With the same Dukesball, Henrich Norche succeeded on April 35 and helped dismantle the top orders in West India.
“I prefer the Dukes ball. It’s stiff and looks like it’s moving around all the time,” says Ngidi.
“The Kookaburra ball softens quickly. The swing is not long and tends to reverse swing.
“SG is a ball that wears quickly and is difficult to maintain, but Dukes’ ball is really a test of skill.
“It took a while to prepare and I tried everything to control the ball when I was in SA.
Lungi Ngidi sold well with Dukes balls after the success of the first day.
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