The Proteas lost a one-day international home game to Bangladesh in March and Ngidi, a key member of South Africa’s pace unit, said he and his teammates had learned some lessons from that reverse.
“Their batsmen came out quite aggressively against us, so we are very aware of that fact, so we will definitely target their top order,” he told reporters for the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
“As a bowling unit, we’re definitely looking forward to cutting the head off the snake, taking their top order out and narrowing them down to as low a total as possible.
“They outplayed us (in March), it’s that simple. But tomorrow is a new day and we’ll see what happens.”
South Africa can’t afford a single misstep at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday after their first Group 2 match against Zimbabwe was canceled due to rain, leaving both sides a single point.
Ngidi, who won 2-20 in what game was possible in Hobartsaid that while the rain disruption was a setback, it could have been worse.
“Everyone talks about it in a negative way, but there was a chance that we might not get on the field,” he added.
“It’s one point more than we had at this stage of the last tournament. From now on we have to win all our matches, it’s that simple.”
Unfortunately, rain is also forecast for the Sydney area on Thursday.
“You decide what you can do,” Ngidi said. “We’ve just been a bit unlucky, to be honest. We’re just coming here and ready to play.”