The bowler suffered an injury before the T20I series started
Lockie Ferguson will not participate in the remainder of the T20I series of New Zealand’s tour of Sri Lanka this year. The T20I series of the tour follows the two Tests of both teams. New Zealand and Sri Lanka already played one of three T20I matches for the tour. New Zealand won by five wickets. Ferguson will not play in the remaining two T20I matches against Sri Lanka because of an injury.
The bowler fractured his right thumb during training. This happened a day before the first T20I match between the two teams. New Zealand head coach Gary Stead confirmed that Ferguson will indeed miss the T20I series of their tour. ‘It’s a shame for Lockie to have missed this series, especially coming off the back of such an impressive World Cup campaign in England’, stated Stead. ‘The thumb has been put in a splint and is expected to take four to six weeks to recover; so we’re optimistic he’ll be available for the five-game T20 series against England, which starts on November 1 in Christchurch’.
Stead also mentioned that they will not name a replacement for Stead because the team is already confident with their T20I squad for the tour. The second T20I match of the tour happens on September 3. The match odds are for New Zealand (-147.06) to win against Sri Lanka (+124) in the upcoming match. Check other cricket odds of ongoing and future matches at Betwala.
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