IND vs NZ: “There Is Still Enough Pull To Play for New Zealand”- Lockie Ferguson On Players Refusing Contracts

Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson (Image Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand Cricket Team would be roaring to clinch the T20I series on 1st February (Wednesday). The Black Caps though would be worried about their batting performance as in the 2nd T20I match, they looked clueless against the spinners & that awkward bounce of the track.

India on the other hand needs someone who could provide stability to the innings apart from Suryakumar Yadav. The Men in Blue has a conundrum as to whether stick with 3 spinners or bring back Umran Malik as we all witnessed how Hardik Pandya made Deepak Hooda bowl 4 overs in the 2nd T20I.

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Hardik Pandya And Deepak Hooda (PC-BCCI)
Hardik Pandya And Deepak Hooda (PC-BCCI)

Lockie Ferguson on New Zealand Contract

Lockie Ferguson was having an interaction with media and was asked about players giving up national contracts. “I don’t think I have the answer. And it’s certainly above my pay grade but, from our point of view, you can understand players when they’re at the sort of back end of their careers.” said Lockie Ferguson

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Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson. Image-AP

“But at the same time, I know they will still want to play for New Zealand. So finding the balance, I’m not sure what that might be. Certainly, as I said, people above the chain to me, will work that out. But I think, from a player’s point of view, we love playing for the Black Caps.” he added.

Lockie Ferguson on India tour

Lockie Ferguson was asked about the ODI Series where they lost by 3-0 margin and about the Lucknow pitch. “Look, the one-day series was challenging, certainly the first ODI we had our chance to win it. And then, outplayed in the second one, and in the third one, we were sort of lined out well too. So although on paper it’s 3-0, I thought it was a pretty competitive series.” said Lockie Ferguson.

Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson. Image-Twitter

“We play a lot of T20s here in India, and around the world and we have those high-scoring games. And as a bowler, I think sometimes those sort of lower scores, probably not the 100, but lower score games actually are just as exciting and brings a good battle between bat and ball. So I think for the game, it’s great. Certainly I’m sure fans prefer the big, high- scoring matches but, as a cricket player, that can be pretty exciting.” he added.

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