New Zealand cricket coach Gary Stead hopes Lockie Ferguson will be fit and available for the upcoming three-match T20 series against Bangladesh. Lockie Ferguson isn’t part of New Zealand’s squad in the ongoing T20 series against Australia.
He had been out of action since December last year. He last played in a T20I match against West Indies. It was the same series when the New Zealand fast bowler claimed his best figures of 5 for 21. Post that, he suffered from a stress fracture injury.
“At this stage, he (Ferguson) will meet up with the team around the time of the one-day series to put finishes touches on things and make sure the intensity is where we want it to be then if all goes well he’ll be available for the Bangladesh T20 series,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Stead as saying.
“You never know how people react to it [the injury], but in Lockie’s advantage, he’s strong, he’s fit and he works very hard at that S and C [strength and conditioning] area. Hopefully, all those things will have helped him in a quick recovery,” he added.
New Zealand is currently playing a 5-match T20 series against New Zealand. They are leading the series 2-0. Australia has lost both the games and can’t afford to lose a single game from here on if they fancy their chances in the series. The third T20 international will be played on Wednesday at Wellington.