Lachlan Hammon Ferguson, popularly as Lockie Ferguson is a New Zealand cricket player who was born on June 13, 1991 in the city of Auckland. Lockie is a right handed fast bowler and a right-handed batsman, but his primary role in his team is that of a fast bowler. He is the second player in the history of cricket to take two wickets on the first two balls of his career.
Ferguson started his career of first class cricket in the domestic season of 2012-13, playing for Auckland in the Plunket Shield Tournament. It took him two years to make an impact in the tournament. After very ordinary performances in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 domestic seasons, he finally made an impact by taking a total of 21 wickets in the 2014-15 season. He repeated the performance in the next season as well by taking a total of 31 wickets, which earned him a place in the national squad.
Lockie Ferguson is an active player of the Indian Premier League. In 2017, he was a member of Rising Pune Supergiants having been bought for INR 50 lakhs. He even won Man of the Match against Royal Challengers Bangalore for taking 2 wickets for only 7 runs. Lockie was later drafted into the KKR setup in 2019 where he just played five games. He did not have many wickets in the wickets column but will definitely be hoping for a better season in 2020.
Lockie made his ODI debut in December, 2016 against Australia, where he was called in to replace an injured Adam Milne. He used his opportunity well and dismissed David Warner in his first over.
But the subsequent overs of his spell were poor and he had conceded 73 runs by the end of the innings. New Zealand lost the match by 68 runs, and he was dropped from the team. Lockie Ferguson was recalled for the third match between Australia and New Zealand in December but failed to utilize the opportunity and couldn’t take any wickets.
In April 2019, he was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. On 5 June 2019, in the match against Bangladesh, Ferguson took his 50th wicket in ODIs. Lockie Ferguson played 9 games in the tournament including the Final and took 21 wickets, finishing on the second spot behind Mitchell Starc who topped the list with 27 wickets.
Lockie was given a chance to play his T20 against Bangladesh in January 2017, where he took two wickets on his first two deliveries. He took three wickets in the match and was praised for his performance. Still relatively new to his T20I career, Lockie has played 8 games and taken 14 wickets at an impressive average of 15.85
Lockie Ferguson was born on 13 June 1991 to Dough Ferguson and Jan Ferguson in Auckland. During his school days, he won the National Schools Fast Bowling Competition in 2008 and also won the title of quickest secondary school bowler of New Zealand.