Lachlan Hammon Ferguson, better known as Lockie Ferguson, is a New Zealand cricketer who was born in Auckland on June 13, 1991. Lockie is a right-handed fast bowler and a right-handed batsman, but he mostly serves as a fast bowler for his side. He is just the second player in cricket history to take two wickets in his first two balls.
Ferguson began his first-class cricket career in the 2012-13 domestic season, featuring for Auckland in the Plunket Shield Tournament. He took two years to establish himself in the tournament. After underwhelming results in the domestic seasons of 2012-13 and 2013-14, he eventually made an impression in the 2014-15 season, taking a total of 21 wickets. He replicated his success the following season, taking a total of 31 wickets and earning a place in the national squad.
Lockie Ferguson is a current Indian Premier League player. He was a part of the Rising Pune Supergiants in 2017, having been purchased for INR 50 lakhs. He was also called Man of the Match after taking two wickets for just seven runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Lockie was later drafted by the KKR in 2019, but he only appeared in five games. He didn’t have a lot of wickets last season, so he’ll be looking for a better season in 2020.
Lockie made his One-Day International debut against Australia in December 2016, when he was called in to substitute an injured Adam Milne. He made the most of his moment, dismissing David Warner in his first over.
However, his subsequent overs were bad, and by the end of the innings, he had conceded 73 runs. He was cut from the squad after New Zealand lost by 68 runs. Lockie Ferguson was recalled for Australia’s third match against New Zealand in December, but he struggled to take advantage of the opportunity and failed to take any wickets.
He was selected to New Zealand’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in April 2019. Ferguson took his 50th ODI wicket on June 5, 2019, in a match against Bangladesh. Lockie Ferguson took 21 wickets in 9 games during the championship, including the Final, to finish second behind Mitchell Starc, who led the way with 27 wickets.
In January 2017, Lockie was granted his T20 debut against Bangladesh, where he took two wickets in his first two deliveries. In the match, he took three wickets and was congratulated for his efforts. Lockie’s T20I career is still young, but he’s already played eight games and taken 14 wickets at an excellent average of 15.85.
Lockie Ferguson was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on June 13, 1991, to Dough and Jan Ferguson. He won the National Schools Fast Bowling Competition in 2008, as well as the award of fastest high school bowler in New Zealand, during his school years.