- Lockie Ferguson said that the IPL helped him get into good form in the T20I series against the West Indies.
- Ferguson believes that bowling with raw speed is equally important in T20I as well as variations in speed.
New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson was declared the player of the series as the Kiwi team beat the West Indies 2–0 in the T20I series.
During 1st T20I, one of the best bowlers was Ferguson by taking 5 wickets for just 21 runs. Which broke West Indies batting order completely. He supported this spectacular performance with an economic spell of 1 Wicket, with just 22 -runs in the second T20I.
After having such a spectacular series, Ferguson revealed that it was the recently concluded IPL 2020 season. That helped him prepare better for this successful T20I series.
Lokie Ferguson – IPL
Playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Lockie Ferguson took six wickets in limited opportunities. Which earned him a good strike-rate of 19.83 and decent economy of 7.46. He also revealed that he had put in very difficult yards to work on his accuracy and this made him a dangerous bowler with his raw speed.
“Ferguson is very happy to give a best performance to the team. He is also impressed with the collective efforts of the team. Think I had a great day in Eden. Lets have to run with them. IPL put me in a good position. Worked with great precision. . ” Lockie Ferguson said after the third T20I that was abandoned due to rain.
Lockie Ferguson said that he recently played a lot of T20 cricket in IPL. Which seems to be helpful in relax under pressure conditions. He also feels that for a bowler to bowl fast. He must have a mental attitude and a desire to bowl fast.
“Playing T20 helps control the pressure. If you want to bowl fast, you want to bowl fast. Takes a mental attitude, and are also good coaches to reduce speed. It is an experience (change in bowling). Locky Ferguson said it is important to learn what is happening during the day.
But Ferguson feels that a variation in speed is also necessary because you can’t just bank at raw speed. That’s something he learndwithout experience.
Lockie Ferguson will be looking forward to the Kiwi in the future to keep away injuries and produce such consistent performances.
Lockie Ferguson bowled an AMAZING 19 dot balls from his allotted 24 in New Zealand’s impressive win over West Indies. His 5/21 was crucial in their five-wicket win in the first T20I.