Lockie Ferguson aspires to play in all three formats for New Zealand

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New Zealand limited-overs pacer Lockie Ferguson on Thursday said that he wishes to play for the Black Caps across all the three formats of the game. 

Ferguson was a part of the New Zealand team during last year’s World Cup and he has been a regular inclusion in the Black Caps side since 2018. Ferguson was about to get his Test cap during the test series against Australia which was then cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 29-year-old lanky pacer has synced well with the experience Kiwis bowling unit comprising of Trent Boult and Tim Southee. In fact, Ferguson was one of the major talks during the 2019 World Cup campaign as he was the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 21 wickets under his belt. 

“It’s been a bit of a whirlwind three years being on tour and playing all year round. And just to reflect on how that went, what kind of player I want to be in the future and how best I can be suited to hopefully playing all three formats because I want to play all three formats for the country,” Ferguson was quoted as saying to ESPN CricInfo. 

“I have certainly been excited to be part of the [Test] squad and getting a bit of taste of Test cricket although it wasn’t to be my Test match but certainly it’s in my goals. Test cricket is one of those formats I really want to play and by no means do I look lightly upon T20s and one-dayers because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing those. The goal is still alive within all three formats and how best I can play in all three and be an effective player and most importantly how to get us more wins,” he added. 

Ferguson made his national debut in 2016 and since then he has played 37 ODIs, 8 T20Is and the only test in December last year and has 83 wickets so far. He is currently with the national team alongside skipper Kane Williamson and Co. at the Mount Maunganui for the Winter training camp.