Last Update on: October 3rd, 2023 at 07:16 pm
Lockie Ferguson was a member of the New Zealand squad that played the 2019 World Cup final against England at Lord’s. Both teams scored 241 and the match ended in a tie. The two teams played a Super Over and England won the game on boundary count as they had hit more boundaries than the Kiwis.
Four years down the line, Ferguson finds himself playing another 50-over World Cup. Along with Tim Southee and Trent Boult, Ferguson is an important member of the three-man pace attack for New Zealand.
Ahead of their campaign opener, Lockie Ferguson spoke to The Guardian saying that he has not forgotten the night of the World Cup final. He added, however, that the side has moved on from the defeat.
“I still have vivid memories of walking out on the last day, banners flying for the World Cup final at Lord’s and just the whole spectacle. It was a great day of cricket. Clearly, it came right down to the last moment and that’s great too but it’s been four years,” said Ferguson.
“We’ve played a lot of cricket since then, we’ve got a lot of mates in the English side. You won’t see any animosity or anything like that, but when we cross the line we’re playing competitive cricket,” he further added.
We Have An Exceptional Group Of Players: Lockie Ferguson
Ferguson took 3/50 in the final dismissing Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Chris Woakes in the 2019 World Cup final. He further said that his side wants to enjoy the tournament and is not just focused on winning games. However, he concluded by saying that he is confident that New Zealand can win the World Cup this time.
“I certainly think this is an exceptional group of players, so of course, we turn up to every tournament trying to win it. Some teams probably think they’ve got more of a chance, which is fair but I don’t think any team’s turning up thinking they can’t. Certainly, that’s our attitude,” said Ferguson.
The Kiwis take on England on October 5 in Ahmedabad to kick off their World Cup campaign.