New Zealand Herald – By Niall Anderson at Chester-le-Street
He was sorely missed against England, but Lockie Ferguson is set to make a timely return for the Black Caps’ semifinal at the Cricket World Cup.

Summary

  • By Niall Anderson at Chester-le-Street He was sorely missed against England, but Lockie Ferguson is set to make a timely return for the Black Caps’ semifinal at the Cricket World Cup.
  • Ferguson was a late withdrawal from New Zealand’s 119-run defeat to England with a tight hamstring suffered in training, but Black Caps coach Gary Stead confirmed he was kept out of the clash more as a precaution, knowing that – miracle aside – a semifinal was already confirmed.
  • His presence will be crucial for a Black Caps bowling attack which, without him, conceded their largest total of the World Cup against England at Chester-le-Street.
  • Black Caps bowler Lockie Ferguson is set to play in the World Cup semifinal.
  • So while England’s batsmen could breathe a sigh of relief at avoiding Ferguson’s examination, the Black Caps’ semifinal opponents – either Australia or India – will still need to prepare for his treacherous test.


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