Player Profile

Lachlan Hammond Ferguson
New Zealand
Born June 13, 1991 ( 29 Yrs )
Birth Place Auckland
Height
Known As
Player Role Bowler
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm fast

Career Information - Teams

Auckland, New Zealand A, New Zealand, Rising Pune Supergiant, Derbyshire, Kolkata Knight Riders, New Zealand XI


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

A genuine fast bowler who can hit tremendously high speeds from a tall frame, Lockie Ferguson has everything in him to become a match-winner for New Zealand. In today's era, we often see many fast bowlers having to reduce their speeds to be more durable in the international arena. Like most of them, Ferguson is also rather injury-prone but what has impressed is his undying determination to bowl fast. It was his ability to generate raw pace that handed him a First-class debut in 2012-13 and a couple of seasons later, he shone brightly with his attributes reaping success in a big way. Ferguson shot to fame during the 2014-15 first class season where he bagged 21 wickets. He followed the performance with 31 wickets in the following season, propelling the selectors to take a note of him. However, it was much later in December 2016 that he got a chance to don the New Zealand jersey when he replaced an injured Adam Milne in the ODI side for the series against Australia..

A T20I debut also followed in early 2017 although he hasn't played since his maiden game. Ferguson has featured in a few 50-over games for New Zealand and although his numbers are a bit patchy, there is no doubt regarding the impact he can provide on his day. New Zealand think tank does value his enigmatic skills and are planning to handle him with care so that he can become a long term weapon of the limited-overs team.

IPL through the years

Lockie Ferguson's growth as an express fast bowler co-incided with a lucrative contract with the now defunct Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), who secured him with a base price contact of Rupees fifty lakhs in 2017. Despite having played only a handful of matches, his raw pace and clever variations saw him impress the IPL scouts. Coming to the 2019 auctions, Kolkata Knight Riders warded off a spirited challenge from Kings XI Punjab to land their target at a cost of 1.6 crore rupees.

World Cup 2019 - What to expect

Lockie Ferguson's most lethal weapon is his bouncer and with his ability to bowl consistently over the 150-kph mark, the speedster can prove to be fatal against oppositions who are not used to such speeds. If skipper Williamson uses him wisely during the Round Robin stages, he might prove to be a trump card for the Kiwis. Although his stint in IPL 2019 wasn't a great one, you can expect Ferguson to rise to the occasion during the showpiece event.

Sometimes Ferguson struggles with his lines but with the amount of speed he generates, that's bound to happen. Players who struggle against the short ball need to be wary of Ferguson. He mostly bowls attacking lines, hence the fast bowler's economy rate is on the higher side. On good batting wickets, if Ferguson doesn't hit the right lines and lengths on English wickets, he might concede plenty.

Hariprasad Sadanandan


Career

TEST debut vs Australia at Perth Stadium, Dec 12, 2019
Last TEST vs Australia at Perth Stadium, Dec 12, 2019
ODI debut vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Dec 04, 2016
Last ODI vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Mar 13, 2020
T20 debut vs Bangladesh at McLean Park, Jan 03, 2017
Last T20 vs England at Saxton Oval, Nov 05, 2019
IPL debut vs Gujarat Lions at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Apr 14, 2017
Last IPL vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Oct 21, 2020

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 37 16 7 63 19 7 132 47.73 0 0 0 3 1
T20 8 1 0 1 1 1 3 33.33 0 0 0 0 0
Test 1 2 2 1 1 0 9 11.11 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 11 2 2 20 19 0 17 117.65 0 0 0 1 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 37 37 1956 1779 69 45/5 45/5 5.46 25.78 28.35 1 0
T20 8 8 186 222 14 21/3 21/3 7.16 15.86 13.29 0 0
Test 1 1 66 47 0 47/0 47/0 4.27 0 0 0 0
IPL 11 11 228 308 9 15/3 15/3 8.11 34.22 25.33 0 0