• Lockie looking forward to Trent Bridge lift

    Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson is eager to exploit the extra bounce offered by conditions at Trent Bridge in Nottingham during Thursday’s World Cup fixture against India.

    India and New Zealand are the only unbeaten teams at the 2019 tournament. The Black Caps are currently at the top of the 10-team standings, while India are placed third.

    ‘It’s exciting for Trent Bridge to have a bit of bounce, and hopefully that’ll go in our favour. It’s been an interesting start to the World Cup. With the games here, obviously we keep an eye on the different grounds and how the matches go,’ said Ferguson.

    ‘But the West Indies showed that there’s that extra bounce at Trent Bridge, and that caused some trouble for Australia as well, who are good players of the short ball. It’s tournament cricket where, if you can create a bit of pressure, it sort of builds up a little bit because you play each team once and you need to win and move on.’

    Teammate and fellow fast bowler Trent Boult has only taken three wickets this World Cup. He proved particularly ineffective in victory over Afghanistan.

    ‘If I were to critique his bowling I think he’s been bowling exceptionally well, creating a lot of chances for us up front,’ added Ferguson.

    ‘And that’s the nature of international cricket; sometimes the chances don’t get taken, but other times they do. Trent’s world class, a very professional guy and the way he talks about his bowling is pretty inspiring, if I’m honest. I’m sure it’ll turn his way soon, and hopefully it’s on Thursday, that would be great.’

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