Ferguson said he is happy team is World Cup semi-final scrappers
New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson said he is happy the Kiwis are entering the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-finals as tournament underdogs.
“It’s an interesting one. I guess in World Cups obviously big games get pumped up and where we stand is the fourth going into the semi-finals so naturally I guess they back India,” said Ferguson. “But as New Zealanders we are often the underdogs and I guess that’s a position we like to be in and it’s knockout cricket now, so it’s all on Tuesday and the better team will go through.”
“As a team, we definitely want to be the scrappers, guys that scrap for wins, not always will we win pretty,” continued Ferguson. “But in a way we kind of pride ourselves on the ability to come back from tough situations and scrap our way and give ourselves an opportunity to win.”
Ferguson was unable to play in the Kiwis' match against England on July 7 because he suffered a hamstring injury. The home nation won against the Kiwis by 119 runs. However, Ferguson stated he will be fit to play in their upcoming semi-final match against India.
“The scans came back, it was nothing too serious so (I took) a few days off,” said Ferguson. “Hopefully I’ll get out today and have a run around and everything will be good.
New Zealand will play against India tomorrow at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. The Kiwis currently have +230 odds to win the game while the Men in Blue have -278 odds.
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