Lockie Ferguson ruled out of T20I series against Sri Lanka
New Zealand pace bowler Lockie Ferguson has been ruled of the remainder of the Sri Lanka T20I series with a thumb injury. Ferguson, who was the 2nd leading wicket-taker in the World Cup 2019, sustained the injury while fielding a ball at practice and scans revealed a small fracture to middle joint of thumb.
Blackcaps are not going to name a replacement for the fast bowler. “It’s a shame for Lockie to have to miss this series, especially coming off the back of such an impressive World Cup campaign in England,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead said.
“The thumb has been put in a splint and is expected to take four to six weeks to recover; so we’re optimistic he’ll be available for the five-game T20 series against England, which starts on November 1 in Christchurch.”
“We won’t name a replacement at this stage as we’re confident we have adequate cover within the T20 squad who are here.”