Tshwane Spartans finally get MSL campaign underway

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Proteas and Tshwane Spartans fast bowler Lungi Ngidi believes that his side’s late start to the Mzansi Super League T20 will not matter when they host the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at SuperSport Park on Wednesday night.

The Spartans had their opening clash rained out in Durban and they will be looking to make use of their home ground advantage and collect maximum points. Ngidi says the team is raring to go.

Playing against familiar faces in the Giants side with most of the players having played for the Titans franchise before, Ngidi says he is expecting a tough and tense game given how the two teams shape up.

Asked how coach Mark Boucher is looking to use Afghanistan teenage sensation Waqar Salamkheli, Ngidi had this to say (Listen below).

The 23-year-old, who missed out on the inaugural year of the MSL due to injury, adds that it is great to be back, fit and ready for the second installment of the tournament.

Ngidi will partner up with the likes of youngster Lutho Siphamla, veteran Morne Morkel and English international Tom Curran as the premium fast bowlers for the Highveld-based team with Roelof Van der Merwe and Salamkheli the frontline spinners. – Report by Thando Gqamane