Ferguson suffers calf injury on his Test debut
New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson suffered a calf injury on his maiden Test game for New Zealand and he had to left the field due to the injury on the opening day of the Test match.
Australia are having a decent momentum with them at the end of day one of the first Test against New Zealand. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. At the close of play of day one, the hosts were 248/4.
On the other side, things are not well for the visitors as they had a chance of losing a bowler for the rest of the Test match in the form of Lockie Ferguson. Earlier on day one of the Test match Lockie Ferguson received his maiden Test cap for New Zealand.
But the fast bowler was unable make it a day of memory on his debut as he got with a calf injury while bowling in the ground. Ferguson has been sent off for an MRI after suffering a suspected strain in his right calf while bowling during the second session on Thursday.
His injury has laid a major set back to the visitors as they had to bowl with one bowler short in the hot conditions in Perth. The temperature on the ground was went near to 40°C at one point on day’s play.
If Ferguson is ruled out of the Test match, there will be more pressure on Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, and allrounder Colin de Grandhomme. Lockie Ferguson got his maiden Test cap today as Trent Boult failed to prove his fitness ahead of the Test.