New Zealand officials expect wicket-taking quick Lockie Ferguson to be fit for the upcoming Tuesday’s likely semi-final match after being ruled out because of the hamstring injury.
Lockie Ferguson has been a revelation for New Zealand at this year’s World Cup, with the right-armer bowling at speeds of up to 150km/h, He has also taken the second most wickets in the tournament.
If Australia will beat South Africa Team in Manchester on Saturday they will face the Black Caps in next Tuesday’s first World Cup 2019 semi-final.
“He should be fine,” New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said. “It’s a fairly minor injury, sort of a light hamstring thing, so he should be okay, we have a number of days between now and that game potentially.”
“He’s been outstanding throughout this whole tournament and a real point of difference for us … coming in and bowling at 150 naturally is a great weapon to have” he added further.
In last Friday’s loss to Australia, he bounced out David Warner with the first ball he bowled and also got the key wicket of Steve Smith. However, he suffered hamstring tightness in training in the lead up to Wednesday’s heavy 119-run loss to England and did not play.