Lockie Ferguson - Professional New Zealand bowler
Lockie Ferguson (Lachlan Hammond Ferguson) was born on June 13, 1991 in Auckland, New Zealand. He belongs to the number of fast bowlers. However, unlike most of his colleagues, he is not inclined to spend his strength on the field economically. On the one hand, it has already cost the player many injuries, but on the other hand, it has brought a place in the national team and the love of fans who never cease to admire his bright and even reckless style.
He has been playing for his native Auckland since 2013. He managed to play in the Indian Premier League, where such clubs as the Rising Pune Supergiants and the Kolkata Knight Riders were interested in his services. The last paid more than 200 thousand dollars for him. In addition, Lockie Ferguson showed himself well in the English County Championship – in particular, in Derbyshire. Destroyed 150th wicket in November 2019 in first class matches.
Lockie Ferguson – cricket teams
As it became known in the spring of 2021, Lockie Ferguson received an offer to join the Yorkshire team. Thus, over the years of active performances, the New Zealander played for the following clubs:
- Rising Pune Supergiant (2017).
- Derbyshire (2018).
- Kolkata Knight Riders (2019-2020).
- the Yorkshire (2021).
Lockie Ferguson: performing internationally
Lockie Ferguson made his ODI debut in late fall 2016 as New Zealand prepared for a streak against strong neighbor Australia. At first, the coaching staff did not count on him, but the sudden injury of Adam Milne did not leave the national team coaches a choice. Lockie Ferguson did not disappoint, and just a few weeks later, he was invited to participate in the T20I competition against Bangladesh, where he took two wickets on the fly, becoming the second player in history to chalk up such an achievement.
The newcomer’s statistics turned out to be so impressive that soon he was included in the list of contenders for participation in test games. Although Lockie Ferguson did not have to enter the field against the West Indies, the New Zealand Cricket offered him a full contract for the next season.
In the spring of 2019, Lockie Ferguson was included in the expanded list of players to go to the Cricket World Cup. In June of the same year, the New Zealander chalked up his 50th wicket at ODI, which earned him several additional bonuses: he not only entered the national team of the tournament at the end of the World Cup, but was also recognized as a rising star of his national team.
In the fall of 2019, Lockie Ferguson had the opportunity to take part in a test streak of home matches against England and then visit Australia with the national team. The first had to be abandoned as the player was expected at the Ford Trophy, but he could return to enter the field wearing the national team jersey in the second of the scheduled test matches by December.
A year later, Lockie Ferguson grabbed his first five wickets in a T20I match against the West Indies. Unfortunately, just a month later, it became known that he received a new injury – the player was diagnosed with a stress fracture of the lumbar spine. Despite the fact that the operation was not required for Lachlan, he was forced to miss several competitions, where he was very much awaited. However, Gary Stead, head coach of the national team, decided not to force the return of his “secret weapon” to the field:
We all sympathize with him very much. Of course, injuries are a part of our sport, but getting hurt while at the top is very upsetting and frustrating. His skills and the pace he displays make him one of the best white ball players in the world. But I know that he remains in a good mood and is ready to fight further, so I hope that he will be able to return to the field by the end of the summer.
Lockie Ferguson: interesting facts
- The full name of the cricketer is Lachlan Hammond Ferguson, Lockie is his nickname.
- Ferguson’s girlfriend’s name is Cat Hawke, and she is from California.
- The player has a tattoo on the ring finger of his left hand.
Lockie Ferguson: about the player
What teams does Lockie Ferguson play for?
Lockie Ferguson has been playing for the New Zealand National Cricket Team since 2016, and also plays for Auckland Aces (Plunket Shield, The Ford Trophy, Dream11 Super Smash) since 2013, Yorkshire Vikings (Vitality Blast) and Manchester Originals (The Hundred) since 2021.
What position does Lockie Ferguson play in?
Lockie Ferguson - Bowler, Bowling Style - Right-arm Fast Seam, Batting Style - Right Hand.
When did Lockie Ferguson's career start?
Lockie Ferguson made his debut in Auckland Aces in 2013, he has been playing in the New Zealand National Cricket Team since 2016.