South African pacemen Ngidi, Nortje to miss IPL


Johannesburg (AFP)

Two of South Africa's likely World Cup fast bowlers, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje, will miss the Indian Premier League because of injuries.

South African team manager and doctor Mohammed Moosajee said Ngidi has a left side strain, while Nortje has a right shoulder injury.

Moosajee said Ngidi suffered his injury during the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka on Saturday. He will need four weeks of rest, followed by rehabilitation.

Nortje will be out of action for six weeks.

Ngidi was due to play for Chennai Super Kings, while Nortje was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders. The IPL starts this weekend and runs until May 12. The World Cup starts on May 30 when South Africa play hosts England.