Lockie Ferguson

New Zealand
Age
June 13, 1991 (30 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Auckland
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
New Zealand
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast

Lockie Ferguson was born in Auckland. He has been known for bowling with express pace. Injuries have pulled him back at times but those injuries seem to have made his resolve stronger. In a short 3-year-long career, Lockie Ferguson has represented New Zealand in all three formats of the game.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

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

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
41
20
7
70
19
5.38
148
47.3
0
0
4
1
T20I
16
2
0
15
14
7.5
11
136.36
0
0
0
2
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
17
6
6
62
24*
-
41
151.22
0
0
5
2

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
41
37
1956
1779
69
5/45
5.46
25.78
28.35
2
1
0
T20I
16
16
342
404
26
5/21
7.09
15.54
13.15
0
1
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
17
17
376
464
22
3/15
7.4
21.09
17.09
0
0
0

Let’s take a look at his ODI and T20I careers.

ODI Career

Lockie Ferguson is known for bowling fast and he sticks to that no matter the situation in the game. The pace gave him his first-class debut in February 2013 for Auckland, when he was 21. After a couple of lean years, he took 21 wickets and 31 wickets in the 2014 and 2015 domestic seasons respectively. This impressive performance and the relentless pace earned him an ODI debut for New Zealand in December 2016.

In the debut against Australia in Sydney, Lockie Ferguson got David Warner as his maiden ODI wicket in the very first over that he bowled. He could not take any further wickets in that match or the next one against the Aussies. He played a few matches until February 2017 but was dropped after the home match against South Africa.

In the comeback series in December 2017, Ferguson took 5 wickets in 3 matches against the West Indies and 7 wickets in 5 matches against Pakistan at home. The series against Pakistan in November 2018 proved to be defining for Lockie Ferguson. The series took place in the UAE. Ferguson took 11 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 12.81. This also included his career-best figures of 5 wickets for 45 runs.

Ferguson has been in and out of the team due to injuries that persisted with him, like many other fast bowlers, through his career. However, he got stronger with every comeback. In the series leading up to the 2019 ICC ODI World Cup against Bangladesh, he took 5 wickets in 3 matches. Shortly after, he was included in the New Zealand squad for the World Cup in May.

Lockie Ferguson played 9 games in the 2019 World Cup and took 21 wickets at a 19.47 average. He was the second-highest wicket-taker in the World Cup in which New Zealand reached the finals. In the final against England, Ferguson took 3 wickets but that wasn’t enough to help New Zealand lift the trophy. The ICC named him in the Team of the Tournament.

Overall, in his short career so far, Ferguson has played 37 ODIs and has taken 69 wickets at an average of 25.78 and an economy of under 6 runs an over. If Lockie Ferguson remains fit and manages the workload well, he could be the next big bowler coming out of New Zealand.

T20I Career

There is always a place for express pace bowlers like Lockie Ferguson in the shortest format of the game. He is also focused on attacking batsmen which makes him an essential cog in the team. A month after the ODI debut, Lockie Ferguson made the T20I debut for New Zealand in the home series against Bangladesh in January 2017.

It was quite a sensational debut for Lockie Ferguson as he picked up 2 wickets on his first two deliveries in T20 international. With that, he became one of the very few bowlers in the world to take wickets in the first over of One Day and T20 international debut. All in all, Ferguson took 3 wickets for 32 runs on debut and helped New Zealand defeat Bangladesh.

Lockie Ferguson played the next T20I almost two years after, against Pakistan in the UAE. In the next match against Sri Lanka at home, he took 3 wickets for 21 runs, his best figures in T20 internationals. New Zealand won the match by 35 runs.

Ferguson has played two series since then against India and England. In the series against India, he took 3 wickets in 2 games, whereas against England he managed 4 wickets in 3 games. The good thing about Ferguson has been that he is always among the wickets. He might go for runs at times but his role is to take wickets and he sticks to it.

Overall, in 8 T20Is played so far, Lockie Ferguson has taken 14 wickets, including two 3-wicket hauls, at an average of 15.85 and an economy rate of just above 7 runs per over.

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