Lockie Ferguson, the Kiwi pacer is out of the ongoing T20 World Cup. He has been ruled out of tournament following a calf tear.
The New Zealand pacer felt tightness in his right calf during the traning on October 25. An MRI scan after that revealed a grade two tear. He will need two to three week for recovery as per reports.
Commenting on Ferguson’s withdrawal, New Zealand coach, Gary Stead, said: “It’s a real shame for Lockie to have this happen on the eve of the tournament and the entire team is really feeling for him right now.” He opined, ” He’s a massive part of our T20 side and has been in such good form – so to lose him at this time is a blow.”
The coach added, “However, we are fortunate to have a like for like replacement in the form of Adam Milne who has been with the squad training for the past two weeks.”
New Zealand are currently playing against Pakistan in the first match of the ongoing T20 World Cup. Pakistan have chosen the toss and decided to bowl first.