Ferguson ruled out of the T20I series
New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the T20I series against Sri Lanka due to a fractured thumb.
New Zealand’s speedster Lockie Ferguson can not take part in the T20I series against Sri Lanka as he is suffering from a fractured thumb.
The fast bowler fractured his right thumb during training a day prior to the first T20I in Kandy and was subsequently ruled out after scans revealed a small fracture to the middle joint. The Blackcaps will not name any replacement for the series.
New Zealand’s head coach confirmed on Sunday that Ferguson is on his way back home after suffering the injury.
“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. 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,” he said.
New Zealand will play the second T20I against the hosts Sri Lanka in Kandy on Tuesday while the final game of the three-match series is set to take place on Friday.