Lockie Ferguson reveals New Zealand plans to thwart England batsmen in World Cup final

New Zealand are ready to unleash their own fire and brimstone on England to go toe-to-toe with their gung-ho batsmen.

Just like Jofra Archer in his first World Cup, pace ace Lockie Ferguson is the Kiwis’ top wicket taker with 18 scalps and he brings a top speed of 94 miles per hour too.

It is the kind of pace that can unsettle even the most destructive batsmen, but Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have not had the pleasure of testing the water against him yet.

Ferguson missed the Chester-le-Street group stage clash with a hamstring injury, but now he can’t wait to throw a few punches of his own at England’s dynamic duo.

“It is my role to be aggressive and try and create chances, create wickets and put the batters under pressure,” said Ferguson.

Jason Roy of England hits a six

New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson celebrates


“England have been a top team for a number of years and they play an aggressive brand of cricket but we like to play the same sort of brand too.

“With a team like that, that does throw a lot of punches, for me it’s important to throw punches back and be looking to be be aggressive and take wickets.

“The final is going to be a tough competition, but not bowling against them then might play in my favour now.

“It didn’t go our way in the round robin game but it is a different ground and and a different pitch so we’ll do our scouting and try and take some more catches.”


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